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In Corporate Finance, for privately-held companies we generally work for and represent business owners, entrepreneurs, families and shareholders although we also work with senior management in our restructuring practice.

In Hospitality, we work with and represent the entire panorama of the parties in the industry: international and national hotel groups as well as individual owners, developers, investors from high-net worth individuals to major institutional international funds as well as banks and other financial institutions. We also work with major leisure and tourism groups; restaurant chains, tour operators, theme park operators, the airline and cruise ship industry among others.



Corporate finance

  • Launch of the biotech start-up Life Length backed by Dr. Maria Blasco, the Botin Foundation and Matlin Associates as founding partners.

  • Sale of a majority stake in the leading on-site and multimedia English languagge training company in Spain to a private equity fund.

  • Identification of opportunities for business initiatives and formation of Joint Ventures with industry partners to optimize the use of production capacity and industrial group facilities.

  • Raised funds and incorporated new partners to launch a private on-line sales company.

  • The sale of the minority stake in a family business, a leading manufacturer of processors for the Telco sector.

  • Sale of a stake and simultaneous share capital increase to finance new growth of a family business, a leader in Spain's education sector.

  • The sale of a family business group specializing in infrastructure maintenance services, with sales of over €200 million to an Indian investment fund.

  • The sale of a Spanish family business, a manufacturer of plastic injection parts in the automotive industry, to a multinational player.

  • Capital increase to finance the expansion of a family-owned retail business, a leader in its segment in the Spanish market.

  • Privatization of an engineering firm based in Germany owned by the Spanish State.

  • The sale of 100% of the shares of the leading distributor of glass and tableware in Spain to its main supplier, as well as a sale / leaseback of its warehouses.

  • The sale and recapitalization of the leading financial training firm in the U.K., in a Management Buy-Out operation with a venture capital firm.



Hospitality

  • Negotiated and set up catering and golf management Joint Venture between NH Hoteles and Caja Madrid.

  • Negotiated and set up Joint Venture between NH Hoteles and Equity International Properties for Latin American expansion.

  • Originated and executed NH Hoteles’ €830 million acquisition of Holland’s largest hotel company, publicly-held Krasnapolsky Hotels (largest hotel transaction by Spanish company).

  • Advised U.K.’s leading hotel / golf complex operator on Iberian expansion strategy.

  • Advised U.K.’s leading budget hotel operator on the development of their expansion strategy for Spain and Portugal.

  • Advised luxury boutique hotel operator on the identification and acquisition of a 5-star hotel in central Paris.

  • Advised owners of portfolio of hotel assets on the identification and negotiation of the most appropriate brand for a franchise agreement.

  • Advised investors of hotel assets to maximize their operational performance in preparation for sale.

  • Advised owner of hotel on an operator search to bring onboard an international operator under a management contract.

  • Advised developer of land suitable for hotel development and identified and incorporated investors and hotel operator.

  • Led the corporate development activities of a hotel real estate investment fund seeking to acquire resort hotels in 12 countries in the Mediterranean including Turkey, Croatia, Egypt among other markets.