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Hernando Becerra de Cima
Hernando Becerra de Cima

Hernando Becerra de Cima

Partner

Developed cross-border M&A, private equity and infrastructure & project finance practice

About

Hernando has over 15 years of professional experience and has oriented his legal practice to cross-border M&A, private equity, and financing transactions. In 2020, he was elected member of the firm’s Executive and Talent Committees.

“Cross border M&A expert with focus on the infrastructure and energy sector.”

His practice includes advising developers and banks in infrastructure financing transactions. In addition, he has participated in mergers and acquisitions advising local and foreign investors in their investments in Mexico, with an emphasis in the energy, agriculture, and infrastructure sectors.

Also, his experience includes working as international associate at the New York office of  Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP from October 2011 to August 2014.

He is admitted to practice both in Mexico and New York.

Experience

  • Representation of global fund manager, IFM Investors, in the negotiation and execution of a stock purchase agreement to acquire a 25% equity interest in Organización de Proyectos de Infraestructura, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OHL Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V., one of the main infrastructure operators in Mexico, for approximately US$600 million
  • Counsel to Mexico Power Group, a leading developer of wind farm projects in Mexico, in the US$215 million financing to build the 103 MW “La Bufa” wind farm in Zacatecas, Mexico, which included the acquisition of a majority stake in the project company by First Reserve
  • Represented Dhamma Energy Management, a French-Spanish developer and asset manager of photovoltaic assets, in the sale of two of its Mexican Subsidiaries to SunPower Corporation Mexico
  • Represented HSBC Bank USA, NA, as agent, in the implementation of a Mexican collateral package securing a multi-national financing incurred by Nord Anglia Education Finance LLC that includes a term loan agreement for approximately US$900 million, a revolving loan of approximately US$125 million and the 5.75% Senior Secured notes due 2022
  • Representation of Mexican information-technology leader, KIO Networks, on its global 144A-Reg S note issuance for US$500 million with Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley, acting as joint book runners and Barclays acting as co-manager, to leverage a portion of its acquisition of technology and telecommunications rival RedIT (MetroNet)
  • Representation of Pattern Energy in the sale of two photovoltaic projects in Mexico with an installed capacity of approximately 150 MWac each

Awards & Recognitions

Project Finance, Expert in the field, Who’s Who Legal

Highly regarded lawyer in M&A, IFLR 1000

Project Finance and Development Practice recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

 

Education

Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Texas, Texas, United States Law degree (J.D. equivalent), Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico

Publications & Collaborations

  • Renewable Energy Guide 2021, Mexico Chapter, published by the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) Read more
  • Project Finance Guide 2019, Mexico Chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • Banking & Finance Guide 2019, Mexico Chapter, Second Edition, published by Chambers and Partners Read more

Languages

Spanish – English