H.I.G. Capital’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Grupo Ransa

Debevoise & Plimpton, Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas, Roca Junyent, Ferrere, Alta QIL+4, CorralRosales, Brigard Urrutia, Fabrega, Molino & Mulino, Ferrere and Alvarado y Asociados advised H.I.G. Capital in the transaction, while Simpson Thacher, Garrigues, BLP, Bustamante & Bustamante, Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee and Dentons – Guevara & Gutiérrez represented Corporación Grupo Romero.
Paul Hastings and White & Case advised Banco Santander.
Miranda & Amado and EY Law advised Banco Santander Perù.

H.I.G. Capital executed its acquisition of a majority stake in Grupo Ransa. Grupo Romero, a longstanding shareholder of Grupo Ransa, will remain as a strategic partner alongside H.I.G. Capital. 

H.I.G. Capital is a leading global alternative investment firm with over $45 billion of equity capital under management.

Grupo Ransa is a leading third party logistics operator in the Andean Region and Central America with operations in 8 countries and 34 cities.

The Debevoise team was led by M&A partner Maurizio Levi-Minzi (Picture) and included associates Marcelo Rodrigues and Vishaal Sharma, finance partner Ramya Tiller and associates Matthew Sacco and Jonathon Yeung, and tax partner Peter Furci.

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas advied HIG with Felipe Boisset,  Rafael Lulli Meyer, Stefano Amprimo, Fernando Rodríguez and María José García.

In Spain, Roca Junyent advised HIG withCarlos Blanco. Javier Arenas, Elena Ferrer and Íñigo Oliván.

In Bolivia, Ferrere avised HIG with Diego Villarroel, Mauricio Viscarra, Jorge Palza and Pablo Heredia.

In Guatemala, ALTA – QIL+4 advised HIG with Alejandro Cofiño,  Andrés Lowenthal and Cynthia Muller de Betancourt.

In Bolivia Ferrere advise HIG Capital with a team including Diego Villarroel, Pablo Heredia, Jorge Palza and Mauricio Viscarra.

In Equador, CorralRosales advised HIG with Xavier Rosales, Andrea Moya, Milton Carrera, Ana Samudio, Rafael Serrano, Ramón Paz,  Miño, Marta Villagómez, María Isabel Torres, Darío Escobar, Sofía Rosales and Edgar Bustamante.

Brigard Urrutia advised HIG in Colombia,

Fabrega, Molino & Mulino advised HIG in Panama

Alvarado y Asociados advised HIG in Nicaragua.

Garrigues advised Grupo Romero with a team including Sergio Amiel,  Héctor Zegarra Ortega, Amaranta Chuquihuara, María Grazia Vallejos, Daniel Parejo, Estrella Pulido, Andrés Ordoñez Rizo, Cristina Copete Herrere and Juan Sebastián Parra.

The Simpson Thacher team included Jaime Mercado and Borja Marcos (M&A).

BLP advised Grupo Romero with Julio Castellanos, Sofía Zúñiga, María Inés Arenales, Rogelio Muñoz, María Nochez Palacios, Delmer Rodríguez, Ernesto Rizo, Michelle Avilés, Favio Batres, José M. Álvarez, Ivis Alvarado and Roy Zavala.

Bustamante & Bustamante advised Grupo Romero with José Rafael Bustamante and Kirina González Artigas.

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee advised Grupo Romero in Panama.

In Bolivia Dentons – Guevara & Gutiérrez advised Grupo Romero with Jorge Inchauste, Mauricio Dalman and Ana Lora.

Paul Hastings and White & Case advised Banco Santander, S.A. on the financing

Miranda & Amado advised Banco Santander Perú S.A. on the financing with a team inculding José Miguel Puiggros, Lisbeth Benavides Kolind Hansen and Alicia La Cruz Franco.

Ernst & Young advied Banco Santander Perú S.A. in El Salvador, Colombia and Panama.

Involved fees earner: Ivis Alvarado – BLP; José Álvarez – BLP; María Inés Arenales – BLP; Michelle Avilés – BLP; Favio Batres – BLP; Julio Castellanos – BLP; Rogelio Muñoz – BLP; María Nochez Palacios – BLP; Ernesto Rizo Pallais – BLP; Delmer Rodríguez – BLP; Roy Zavala – BLP; Sofía Zúñiga – BLP; José Rafael Bustamante Espinosa – Bustamante & Bustamante; Kirina González – Bustamante & Bustamante; Peter Furci – Debevoise & Plimpton; Maurizio Levi-Minzi – Debevoise & Plimpton; Marcelo Rodrigues – Debevoise & Plimpton; Vishaal Sharma – Debevoise & Plimpton; Ramya Tiller – Debevoise & Plimpton; Jonathon Yeung – Debevoise & Plimpton; Mauricio Dalman – Dentons Guevara & Gutiérrez; Jorge Inchauste – Dentons Guevara & Gutiérrez; Ana Lora – Dentons Guevara & Gutiérrez; Pablo Heredia – Ferrere Attorneys; Jorge Palza – Ferrere Attorneys; Diego Villarroel – Ferrere Attorneys; Mauricio Viscarra – Ferrere Attorneys; Sergio Amiel – Garrigues; Amaranta Chuquihuara – Garrigues; Cristina Copete Herrera – Garrigues; Andrés Ordóñez Rizo – Garrigues; Daniel Parejo Ballesteros – Garrigues; Estrella Pulido Garrote – Garrigues; Juan Sebastian Parra – Garrigues; Héctor Zegarra – Garrigues; Lisbeth Benavides – Miranda & Amado Abogados; Alicia La Cruz – Miranda & Amado Abogados; José Miguel Puiggros Otero – Miranda & Amado Abogados; Stefano Amprimo – Rebaza Alcazar and De Las Casas; Felipe Boisset – Rebaza Alcazar and De Las Casas; María José García – Rebaza Alcazar and De Las Casas; Rafael Lulli – Rebaza Alcazar and De Las Casas; Fernando Rodríguez – Rebaza Alcazar and De Las Casas; Ana María Sánchez – Rebaza Alcazar and De Las Casas; Valeria Sánchez – Rebaza Alcazar and De Las Casas; Javier Arenas Olivencia – Roca Junyent; Carlos Blanco Morillo – Roca Junyent; Elena Ferrer-Sama Server – Roca Junyent; Íñigo Oliván García – Roca Junyent; Borja Marcos – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jaime Mercado – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: BLP; Bustamante & Bustamante; Debevoise & Plimpton; Dentons Guevara & Gutiérrez; Ferrere Attorneys; Garrigues; Miranda & Amado Abogados; Rebaza Alcazar and De Las Casas; Roca Junyent; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Banco Santander Peru; Corporacion Grupo Romero; H.I.G. Capital, LLC;