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María Velasco

María Velasco focuses her practice on public and private mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and other lending transactions. She has particular experience working with cross-border transactions in Latin America. María has previously worked for firms in New York and Mexico City.



  • Represented Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., the initial purchaser and sole bookrunner, in the U.S. $100 million note offering by Frigorífico Concepción S.A. (Company), Paraguay’s leading beef processing company.
  • Represented ACI Airport Sudamérica, S.A., the sole stockholder of Cerealsur, S.A., the holding company of Puerta del Sur S.A., which through its airport concession operates the Uruguayan Carrasco International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco), in its offer to exchange any and all of its 6.875% Senior Secured Guaranteed Notes due 2032, in the original aggregate principal amount of U.S. $200,000,000, for newly issued 6.875% Cash/7.875% PIK Senior Secured Guaranteed Notes due 2032.
  • Represented Global Bank Corp. on its issuance of international bonds for USD 300 million maturing in 2029.°
  • Represented Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova), Sempra Energy subsidiary, one of Mexico’s leading energy companies, in its follow-on equity offering.°
  • Represented Nemak, S.A.B. de C.V., a leading provider of innovative light- weighting solutions for the global automotive industry in its Ps. 10,752 million IPO of common stock and overallotment option of Ps. 1,612.8 million to the placement agents.°
  • Represented Atlantica Yield plc on its international issuance of new senior unsecured notes to redeem all of Atlantica’s outstanding senior notes.°
  • Represented Credit Suisse, as administrative agent, in certain secured financing arrangement with Canacol Energy Ltd., as borrower.°
  • Represented Grupo Financiero Banorte as creditor of Desarrolladora Homex, S.A.B. de C.V., in its bank debt restructuring, as well as drafting and coordinating its plan of reorganization.°
  • Represented VectoIQ Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company sponsored by VectoIQ Holdings, LLC, in its business combination with Nikola Corporation., a global leader in design and development of zero emissions heavy duty trucks and hydrogen infrastructure. With the closing of the transaction VectoIQ Acquisition has been renamed Nikola Corporation.
  • Represented Replay Acquisition Corp. a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Replay Sponsor, LLC,  in its business combination with Finance of America Equity Capital LLC, a Blackstone-backed company that provides an end-to-end lending platform for mortgage, commercial real estate and fixed-income investing.
  • Represented Nebula Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company sponsored by True Wind Capital, L.P., in its business combination with Open Lending LLC, a leading provider of lender enablement and risk analytics solutions to financial institutions. With the closing of the transaction Nebula has been renamed Open Lending Corp.
  • Represented Landscape Acquisition Holdings Limited, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Toms Capital LLC and Imperial Cos Ltd., in its business combination with AP Wireless, a leading global cell site lease investment firm. With the closing of the transaction Landscape has been renamed Digital Landscape Group.
  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Represented EZCORP, Inc., as majority shareholder, in the sale of Grupo Finmart to Alpha Holding, a leader in loans to government employees in Mexico.°
  • Represented Nexxus Capital in its investment in Transnetwork Corporation, a business-to-business electronic cross-border processing and payment platform, which enables licensed and regulated financial institutions to connect under one standard technology granting access to a diversified payment network in United States to be allocated in Latin America.°
  • Represented automotive safety equipment company, Key Safety Systems in the acquisition of its Japanese counterpart, Takata, in a USD 1.6 billion global deal.°
  • Represented Grupo Gondi in its acquisition of Aluprint Folding Cartons from the Austrian-based company, Constantia Flexibles.°
  • Represented Grupo Axo, a leading multi-brand retailer in Latin America in its acquisition of Promoda, a “multi-brand outlet” offering clothes and accessories of different brands to affordable prices.°

    °The above representations were handled by Ms. Velasco prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.


  • LL.M., with honors, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • LL.B., cum laude, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • Nueva York
  • Español, Nativo
  • Inglés, Fluido
  • French, Conversational