Vista Oil & Gas’s $650 Million Initial Public Offering


Latham & Watkins, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, Shearman & Sterling and Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau advised on the transaction

Vista Oil & Gas, S.A.B. de C.V. finalized its Rule 144A/Regulation S initial public offering.

This was the first Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) IPO in Latin America and the first oil and gas E&P-focused listing in Mexico. The Mexican IPO raised gross proceeds of $650 million and the Company’s common stock and warrants are now listed on the Bolsa de Mexico, the main stock exchange in Mexico.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as initial purchasers.

Latham & Watkins LLP advised Vista Oil & Gas, S.A.B. de C.V. with Roderick Branch, Michael Sullivan, Barton Clark y Cheryl Coe, Amy Rigdon, Patrick Foley, Valentin Riazanov, Tessa White, Ben Winnett, Chasmin Brooks and Francisco Lascurain.

In Mexico, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. advised Vista Oil & Gas, S.A.B. de C.V. with Carlos Aiza, Alejandro Santoyo, Carlos Zamarrón, Gizeh Polo, Juan Pablo Villela and Juan Mina.

Shearman & Sterling advised the Initial Purchasers with Antonia Stolper (Picture) (New York-Capital Markets); counsel Jeffrey Tate (Washington, DC-Tax); associates Antonio Herrera (San Francisco -Capital Markets) and Michael Daly (Washington, DC-Tax); and visiting attorney Joanna Dawson (New York -Capital Markets).

In Mexico, Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. advised the initial purchasers with Luis Nicolau, Gabriel Robles Beistegui and Luis Miguel Posadas.

Involved fees earner: Carlos Aiza – Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC; Carlos Zamarrón – Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC; Gizeh Polo – Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC; Juan Pablo Villela – Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC; Juan Mina Robles – Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC; Alejandro Santoyo – Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC; Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Gabriel Robles Beistegui – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Luis Miguel Posadas Yáñez – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Roderick Branch – Latham & Watkins; Michael Sullivan – Latham & Watkins; Patrick Foley – Latham & Watkins; Barton Clark – Latham & Watkins; Amy Rigdon – Latham & Watkins; Chasmin Brooks – Latham & Watkins; Cheryl Coe – Latham & Watkins; Valentin Riazanov – Latham & Watkins; Antonia Stolper – Shearman & Sterling; Antonio Herrera Cuevas – Shearman & Sterling; Jeffrey Tate – Shearman & Sterling; Michael Daly – Shearman & Sterling;

Law Firms: Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC; Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Latham & Watkins; Shearman & Sterling;

Clients: Citigroup Global Markets Ltd; Credit Suisse Securities Limited; Vista Oil & Gas, S.A.B. de C.V.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti