Unifin Financiera, S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R.’s $450 Million Senior Notes Offering


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau and Paul Hastings have advised on the deal

Unifin specializes in operating leasing, factoring and auto and other lending in Mexico. The high-yield offering involved the issuance of $450 million of 7.000 % Senior Notes due 2025. The notes were issued pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S in an offering heard to be twelve times overscribed.

Unifin Financiera, S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R., a leading Mexican specialty finance company focusing on the operating leasing industry.

Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Scotiabank acted as underwriters of the offering.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has advised Unifin Financiera with a team led by Jorge Juantorena (Picture) and including Aaron Saunders, David Stuckey, Pamela Arce, Leidy Valencia and Eloise Skinner.

In Mexico, Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau has advised Citigroup, Barclays and Credit Suisse with a team including Luis A. Nicolau, Leopoldo Fragoso and Luis Posadas.

In US, Paul Hastings LLP has advised the underwriters with Michael L. Fitzgerald, Arturo Carrillo, Steven Sandretto, Stephanie Rohlfs and Rodrigo Guaida.

Involved fees earner: Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Leopoldo Fragoso Montes – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Luis Miguel Posadas Yáñez – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Michael Fitzgerald – Paul Hastings; Arturo Carrillo – Paul Hastings; Steven Sandretto – Paul Hastings; Elena Poleganova – Paul Hastings; Stephanie Rohlfs – Paul Hastings; Jorge Juantorena – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Aaron Saunders – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; David Stuckey – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton;

Law Firms: Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Paul Hastings; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton;

Clients: Barclays Bank; Citigroup Inc.; Credit Suisse; Unifin Financiera, S.A.B. de C.V.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti