Randy A. Bullard

Randy A. Bullard

Shareholder

Randy A. Bullard is Co-Chair of the Miami Corporate Practice, a member of the M&A Committee, and a founding member of the Global Practice. He has advised multinational clients in connection with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities and finance transactions throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States. He has represented numerous European global corporations in connection with establishing and developing their U.S. presences as well as managing their Latin American operations. He is also experienced representing public and private issuers and underwriters in equity and debt offerings and exchange listings.

Randy's mergers and acquisitions work has focused on international cross-border mergers and acquisitions across a broad range of sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, media, entertainment, energy, agriculture, manufacturing and luxury goods.

Concentrations

  • Cross-border financing transactions
  • International mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Domestic company and foreign private issuers securities offerings
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Expertise

Erfahrung

  • Represented Imperia Intercontinental, Inc. in its purchase of the consumer banking business and insurance business of Banco Citibank de El Salvador S.A., Citi Tarjetas de El Salvador, S.A. de C.V., Balboa Reinsurance Ltd. and Seguros e Inversiones S.A.
  • Represented Equity International, LLC. in its acquisition of a thirty percent stake in Terranum Hotels, the owners of hotel projects, including the Aloft and W Hotel in Bogota, Colombia, and in the acquisition by Terranum Hotels of Hoteles Decameron, S.A., creating a US$700 million hotel conglomerate through Central and South America and the Caribbean.
  • Represented various private equity investors, including Monarch Holdings BVI Limited, a member company of the Cisneros Group of Companies, in a 50% investment in BIA Foods Investments, Inc. and subsequent acquisitions of Chocolates Best de Guatemala, S.A. and its subsidiaries; Millenarian Group, S.A. and its subsidiaries; Universal Sweet Industries, S.A. and its subsidiaries; and Ingeniumo, S.A.
  • Represented Digital Bridge and Macquarie Capital in a joint venture to form Mexico’s second largest independent telecommunications tower business, Mexico Tower Partners. The joint venture manages more than 550 towers in Mexico.
  • Represented Cardinal Compania de Seguros, S.A., along with its partners, Assa Compañia de Seguros, S.A. (Panama), the De Lima Group and Conectum (Colombia), in an investment by JM Latam in a surety and general liability joint venture in Colombia. JM Latam is a Latin America-wide insurance provider owned and operated by The Travelers Companies, Inc. and JMalucelli Admistração e Participação S.A., a large Brazilian general liability company. Cardinal is a joint venture across insurance providers in Panama, Colombia, the United States and Brazil, involving large publicly traded insurance providers.
  • Represented ASSA Compañía Tenedora, S.A. and ASSA Compañía de Seguros (Grupo ASSA) in the acquisition of American International Group’s (AIG) operations in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.
  • Represented Orora Limited (ASX: ORA), an Australian print and lithography company, in the acquisition of The Register Print Group, a U.S. full service provider of point of purchase (POP) retail display and other advertising solutions to blue-chip retailers and brand owners in the U.S.
  • Represented Browley International, Inc., a Panamanian company and member of the Motta International Group of Companies, in its joint venture investment with GameStop Luxembourg, SarL in Latamel SL, a Spanish holding company specializing in video game sales and distribution throughout Latin America.
  • Represented Mesoamerica Energy and the other stockholders of Energias Renovables de Mesoamerica, the owner, operator and leading developer of wind projects in Central America in the sale of a 70% majority interest of ERM to Globeleq Generation Ltd., a leading European energy company, actively developing economically sustainable energy solutions for the emerging markets of Africa, the Americas and Asia. ERM owns and operates a 23MW wind energy plant in Costa Rica and is developing the Cerro de Hula wind energy project with a designed capacity of 100 MW in Honduras. Mesoamerica Energy includes a number of the most prominent and well-respected investors from some of the largest business concerns in Central America, including airlines, banks, real estate, construction materials, and agro-industry.
  • Represented Rowland Coffee Roasters, Inc., a privately held company based in Miami and best known for the leading Hispanic brands Café Bustelo® and Café Pilon®, in the US$360 million sale of its coffee brands and business operations to The J.M. Smucker Company.
  • Represented the stockholders of Esco Interamerica, Ltd., an international construction equipment leasing company operating through more than 30 subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Mexico in its sale to an affiliate of Harsco Corporation, a worldwide industrial services company (NYSE: HSC) serving global industries, including infrastructure, metals, railways and energy.
  • Represented a leading U.S. financial institution in the purchase from a multi-national European financial institution of a US$950 million Latin America loan portfolio including more than 100 syndicated, bilateral and multilateral loans in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Mexico.
  • Represented a consortium of investors in its acquisition of the business and assets of McDonald’s Corporation’s Latin American and Caribbean operations; the agreement, valued at more than US$700 million, resulted in the sale of approximately 1,600 existing restaurants in 18 jurisdictions.
  • Represented Harvestland Overseas, S.A., the leading hybrid corn and agricultural seed developer and seed production company with operations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Venezuela in its sale to NYSE-listed Monsanto Company.
  • Represented Salvadoran financial conglomerate Inversiones Financieras Bancosal, S.A., in the sale of a majority interest to Grupo Banistmo, S.A., a leading Panamanian financial institution. The transaction was conducted through a public tender offer through the Salvadoran Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Salvadoran financial institution in its US$900 million sale to Colombia's largest full service financial institution conducted through simultaneous tender offers in Panama and El Salvador.
  • Represented Costa Rica's largest privately owned bank as U.S. counsel in its US$293.5 million sale to one of Canada's largest financial institutions, through a tender offer conducted through the Stock Exchange of Costa Rica.
  • Represented the largest telecommunications company in Spain in numerous transactions throughout Latin America and the United States, including the US$5.7 billion acquisition of one of the largest U.S.-based internet services and online content provider, the US$1.36 billion acquisition of a Mexican wireless carrier, and the US$250 million acquisition of a customer services company in Brazil.
  • Represented Cervecería Costa Rica, S.A. and North American Breweries Holdings, LLC, a Costa Rican and U.S. issuer respectively, in the refinancing of an existing facility through the issuance and private placement of US$250 million in notes to affiliates of Prudential Financial, Inc. Cervecería Costa Rica, S.A. is a producer of beer, soft drink and water products in Costa Rica, including Imperial Beer. North American Breweries Holdings, LLC is Cervecería's U.S. subsidiary that produces beer for the U.S. market under various licensing agreements.
  • Represented Torres Unidas Chile SpA and Torres Unidas del Perú S.R.L., telecommunications and infrastructure companies in Chile and Peru respectively, in a US$49 million syndicated term loan facility with Scotiabank Chile and a US$32 million with Scotiabank Perú S.A.A.
  • Represented MesoAmerica Latam Opportunities Fund in its US$120 million revolving credit facility with Scotiabank.
  • Represented GTP Torres CR, S.R.L. in its term loan agreement with Citibank N.A. and Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. in Costa Rica.
  • Represented one of the largest financial services firms in the world in syndicated credit facilities, acquisition finance facilities and other financing transactions in various industries throughout Latin America, including in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.
  • Represented Salvadoran retailer in connection with US$300 million multi-currency financings secured by assets in 11 different Caribbean jurisdictions. The acquisition was consummated in part through public offers in Jamaica and Barbados.
  • Represented Corporación América Airports S.A. in its US $485 million initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange. Corporación América Airports manages and operates 52 airport facilities in Argentina, Italy, Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Armenia and Peru.
  • Represented German foreign private issuers in various industries in connection with initial public offerings and Nasdaq listings.
  • Represented underwriter in multiple follow-on offerings for a nanotechnology-focused closed-end investment fund.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2019
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2018
  • Listed, Chambers Global, 2008-2019
    • Banking & Finance
      • Latin America-wide, 2008-2019
      • Foreign Experts - USA, 2008-2018
    • Corporate/M&A
      • Latin America-wide, 2008-2019
      • Foreign Experts - USA, 2008-2019
  • Team Member, "Corporate & Finance - International Counsel in Latin America (Florida-Based)," Chambers Latin America Awards, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • Team Member, "Corporate/M&A – Law Firm of the Year," Chambers Latin America Awards, 2014
  • Team Member, M&A Deal of Year, Latin America/Mexico, The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards, 2014
  • Listed, Chambers Latin America Guide, Banking & Finance/M&A, 2009-2017
  • Listed, Latin Business Chronicle, "Latin America's Top 50 Legal Stars," 2012 and 2014
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Finalist, Daily Business Review, 2012
    • "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate (Domestic) Category," 2012
    • "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate (International) Category," 2012
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s 2012 Turnaround Atlas Award for "Turnaround of the Year - Upper Mid Markets" for the pre-packaged Chapter 11 restructuring and recapitalization of Satélites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V., 2012
  • Team Member, Latin Lawyer magazine, "Deal of the Year - Restructuring" Award, 2012
  • Member, team ranked as a top corporate law firm in Miami as selected by corporate directors, in the annual "Legal Industry Research Study," Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. (10th year), 2002-2009, 2011-2012
  • Selected, The M&A Advisor, Winning Deal Team - Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Over US$100mm), Turnaround Awards, 2011
  • Team Member, "Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based)," Chambers Latin America Inaugural Awards for Excellence, 2009
  • Recipient, Latin Lawyer magazine, "M&A Deal of the Year" Award, 2008
  • Listed, Latin Lawyer 250 Guide, Corporate & Finance Latin America, 2007
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Council of the Americas
  • Member, International Bar Association

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1992
  • A.B., Politics and American Studies, Princeton University, 1989
Zulassung
  • Florida
  • New York
Sprache
  • Englisch
  • Deutsch