Laguna Gold’s $10 Million Financing for the Acquisition of El Toqui


GrilloHiggins, Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana, Sherpa Law, Allen & Overy and Carey advised on the transaction

Macquarie Bank finalized the structuring of a Chilean security package for a $10 million loan to Laguna Gold. Proceeds of the new loan will be used to refinance the original $12.5 million loan for the acquisition and further development of the Chilean companies Minera El Toqui and El Toqui Energía.

Laguna Gold Limited engages in exploration and mining of gold mines. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Melbourne.

Macquarie Bank is part of the Macquarie Group, a global investment banking and diversified financial services group headquartered in Australia.

In Australia, GrilloHiggins advised Laguna Gold with Garrick Higgins and Alfonso Grillo.

In Chile, Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana Abogados advised Laguna Gold with Pablo Mir, Heleny Caratazos, Felipe Allende and Joaquín Pérez.

Sherpa Law advised Laguna Gold with Robert Uzieblo, Julie Schaerlaken and Junes El-Sayyid.

Allen & Overy advised Macquarie Bank with James Abbott and Isabelle Whitehead.

In Chile, Carey advised Macquarie Bank with Francisco Ugarte (Picture), Alejandra Daroch, Luciano Aguilera, Felipe Chamorro and María Pilar Diez.

Involved fees earner: Robert Uzieblo – Sherpa Law; Julie Schaerlaken – Sherpa Law; Junes El-Sayyid – Sherpa Law; Garrick Higgins – GrilloHiggins Lawyers; Alfonso Grillo – GrilloHiggins Lawyers; Francisco Ugarte – Carey; Alejandra Daroch – Carey; Luciano Aguilera – Carey; Felipe Chamorro – Carey; María Pilar Diez – Carey; Pablo Mir – BMAJ Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados; Heleny Caratazos – BMAJ Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados; Felipe Allende – BMAJ Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados; Joaquín Pérez – BMAJ Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados; James Abbott – Allen & Overy; Isabelle Whitehead – Allen & Overy;

Law Firms: Sherpa Law; GrilloHiggins Lawyers; Carey; BMAJ Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados; Allen & Overy;

Clients: Macquarie Bank; Laguna Gold Limited;

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Author: Michael Patrini