Juan M. Sancho Rodrigo is a partner in the corporate finance practice group of González Calvillo. Mr. Sancho joined the firm in 2002 to develop its securities and finance practices. He has more than 15 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance and M&A international transactions including global securities offerings, bank loans, project and structured finance transactions, privatizations, strategic alliances, private equity investments, reorganization, creditor rights, restructuring and workouts. Mr. Sancho acts as secretary of the board of directors of various companies and has participated as a speaker in investment and finance topics at different conferences organized or sponsored by domestic and international organizations. Juan M. Sancho Rodrigo has been consistently ranked as an outstanding practitioner in his fields of expertise by IFLR Expert Guides, Who’s Who, Latin Lawyer and others.

Some Recent Transactions on which Juan Sancho has Represented Clients


  • Bain Capital and Atento in Atento’s BC Luxco 144A / Reg. S issuance of US$300 Million 7.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2020.


  • Crédito Real, a consumer finance company, in its US$200 million IPO on the Mexican Stock Exchange, and distributed internationally under Rule 144A and Regulation S.


  • Banamex in a Mx$1,000,000,000.00 revolving facility to Prudential Real Estate Investors CKD’s issuer trust and in structuring a liquidity facility to a capital calls based CKD’s issuer trust.


  • BBVA Bancomer and Facileasing in a Mx$10 Billion long and short term bond program; a Mx$1 Billion short term bond program and in a Mx$500 Million issuance of long term notes.


  • Maxcom Telecomunicaciones and Bank of America in Maxcom’s US$310 million SEC registered IPO.


  • Bradesco in the acquisition of Mexican assets under the US$1 billion acquisition of IBI.


  • Bain Capital in its Mexican Pesos $1.1 billion senior facility agreement with BBVA Bancomer and Santander for the acquisition of the Atento Group from Telefonica.


  • Banamex in a Mx$1,500,000,000.00 financing to a leading Mexican and international chemicals and other businesses group.


  • Crédito Real, in the acquisition of Credifiel, one of the largest payroll deduction financing companies in Mexico.


  • The shareholders of Ecuador Bottling Company Corp. in the US$320 million acquisition of EBC by Embotelladoras Arca.


  • Citi, HSBC, Santander, BBVA, JP Morgan, BofA-Merrill Lynch, Bank of Tokio - Mitsubishi, Sumitomo Bank and Mizuho in a US$1 billion syndicated financing facility to Mexican chemicals company Mexichem.


  • Bain Capital in its EUR€1.3 billion acquisition of Atento Group from Telefonica.


  • A leading Mexican bank and international financial group in structuring and documenting a financing mechanism with milk micro producers and major European sponsors.


  • Petroleos Mexicanos in its US$14 billion debt securities program, and issuances thereunder.


  • Navistar Financial in structuring a US$300 million debt securities program.


  • Banamex in revising its forms of agreements for financing to a leading international automotive group.


  • Acted as Mexican counsel in financing and refinancing facilities for about US$100 million from National Bank of Canada, The Royal Bank of Canada and other Canadian financial institutions.


  • Ricoh / InfoPrint in the Mexican portion of the consolidation of its operations worldwide.


  • Scotiabank in the structuring of programs of index option securities tracked to the NASDAQ, NYSE and Mexican stock exchange indexes.


  • Daimler Chrysler in structuring a debt securities program and in a Mx$1.5 billion offering under the program.


  • GICSA in a US$1.2 billion financing from GE Real Estate Mexico.


  • Navistar Financial in a US$50 million credit facility with Export Development Canada.


  • GMAC / Ally Commercial Finance in the Mexican portion of Stant’s insolvency process.


  • Compartamos Banco in acquisitions and joint ventures in Mexico and South America; in starting operations in Central America and in corporate structuring and regulatory work.


  • Alcatel and Qualcomm Incorporated in a US$1.2 billion senior secured vendor financing facility and a subordinated capex facility to Pegaso Telecomunicaciones in connection with the subsequent acquisition of Pegaso by Telefónica Móviles.


  • CIE in a US$200 million transaction through which a group led by Gavea Investimentos acquired a majority interest in CIE’s entertainment business in Brazil, Argentina and Chile; and in the related subsequent IPO of T4F in BOVESPA.


  • A syndicate of banks headed by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Calyon and Citigroup, in the US$1 billion financing facility for a consortium of international buyers participating in an international public bid to purchase power plants and assets of Electricité de France in Mexico.


  • Navistar in a US$90 million secured credit facility with Citibank and Banamex backed by the US EX-IM Bank.


  • Corporación Interamericana de Entretenimiento in the Rule 144A Regulation S issuance of US$250 million high yield senior notes, with Citi and other underwriters.


  • Qualcomm Incorporated and Alcatel Lucent in the sale of their US$1.2 billion stake in wireless carrier Pegaso Telecom to Telefónica Móviles.


Education and Professional Experience

Mr. Sancho was an associate with Brown & Wood and Sidley Austin in New York from 2000 to 2002 and obtained his J.D. degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in 1996.