Contugas’ $355 Million Syndicated Loan

Milbank, Hernández & Cía., Skadden, Brigard Urrutia and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano advised on the deal

Contugas secured a $355 million syndicated loan from a banking syndicate led by Mizuho Bank and BBVA Securities.

Proceeds will be used to refinance existing debts and for general corporate purposes.

Contugas S.A.C. is a subsidiary of Colombian energy firm Grupo Energía de Bogotá (GEB). The company and distributes and sells natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial clients, as well as vehicular gas, in the Ica region, southern Peru.

Milbank advised Contugas S.A.C., Grupo Energía Bogotá and Transportadora de Gas Internacional with Carlos T. Albarracín, Andrés Osornio, Javier Echecopar and Gonzalo Guitart.

In Perù, Hernández & Cía. advised Contugas S.A.C. with Juan Luis Hernández Gazzo (Picture), José Goyburu, Gloria Zubizarreta and Julien Labory-Alicq.

Skadden advised Mizuho Bank Ltd., BBVA Securities, Inc. with Alejandro González Lazzeri, Nicolás Pérez Sierra, Jurgen Spihlmann and Raúl Suárez Pascual.

In Colombia, Brigard Urrutia advised Mizuho Bank Ltd., BBVA Securities, Inc. with Manuel Fernando Quinche, Juan Carlos Puentes and Cristina Gamboa.

In Perù, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano advised Mizuho Bank Ltd., BBVA Securities, Inc. with Jean Paul Chabaneix and Alexandra Arizmendi.

Involved fees earner: Cristina Gamboa Peralta – Brigard & Urrutia; Juan Carlos Puentes – Brigard & Urrutia; Manuel Fernando Quinche – Brigard & Urrutia; José Goyburu – Hernández & Cía Abogados; Juan Luis Hernández – Hernández & Cía Abogados; Julien Labory-Alicq – Hernández & Cía Abogados; Gloria Zubizarreta – Hernández & Cía Abogados; Carlos Albarracín – Milbank; Javier Echecopar – Milbank; Gonzalo Guitart – Milbank; Andres Osornio Ocaranza – Milbank; Alexandra Arizmendi – Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados; Jean Paul Chabaneix – Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados; Alejandro Gonzalez Lazzeri – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Nicolas Perez Sierra – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Jurgen Spihlmann – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Raúl Suárez Pascual – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom;

Law Firms: Brigard & Urrutia; Hernández & Cía Abogados; Milbank; Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados; Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom;

Clients: BBVA Securities Inc.; Contugas S.A.C.,; Grupo Energía Bogotá S.A. E.S.P.; Mizuho Bank; Transportadora de Gas Internacional S.A. E.S.P.;