Unifin Financiera S.A.B. de C.V.’s $450 Million Notes Offering


Cleary Gottlieb, Ernst & Young, Galicia, Skadden and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez.

The initial purchasers in the transaction were Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC.

The offering was conducted as a private placement under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933 and outside of the United States in reliance on Regulation S. The transaction priced on July 11, 2019, and closed on July 18, 2019. Unifin will use the proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes.

Unifin is a Mexican publicly traded company, specializing in three main business lines: leasing, factoring and auto loans, and other lending. Founded in 1993, it is the fourth-largest financial institution in terms of market share and loans to small- and medium-sized enterprises in Mexico.

Ernst & Young advised Unifin Financiera, S.A.B. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. with Jimena González de Cossío and Santiago Carrera.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised Unifin Financiera, S.A.B. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. with Jorge U. Juantorena (Picture), Manuel Silva, Michael Eis, David Steward Fisher and Rigoberto Chávez.

Galicia Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC with Guillermo Pérez Santiago and Lorena Kiehnle Barocio.

Skadden advised Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC with Alejandro González Lazzeri, Alejandro Ascencio and Alejandra Huerta Gutiérrez.

Involved fees earner: Michael Eis – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Jorge Juantorena – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Manuel Silva – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; David Stewart Fisher – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Santiago Carrera – EY Law; Jimena González de Cossío – EY Law; Lorena Kiehnle B. – Galicia Abogados, S.C; Guillermo Pérez Santiago – Galicia Abogados, S.C; Alejandro Ascencio – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Alejandro Gonzalez Lazzeri – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Alejandra Huerta Gutiérrez – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom;

Law Firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; EY Law; Galicia Abogados, S.C; Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom;

Clients: Barclays Capital ; Citigroup Global Markets Ltd; Goldman Sachs & Co.; Morgan Stanley; Unifin Financiera, S.A.B. de C.V.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti