Alexandra Aguirre

Alexandra Aguirre

Shareholder

Alexandra Aguirre focuses her practice in the areas of international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border financing transactions and private equity investments throughout Latin America and the United States. Alexandra also advises families and their family offices in matters relating to running a privately held business by providing corporate advice tailored to family businesses, including corporate and family governance structure polices and process, succession planning, building and preserving business value, liquidity alternatives and exit strategies.

Concentrations

  • International mergers and acquisitions
  • Cross-border financing transactions
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Private equity investments
  • General corporate representation
  • Family Business Governance

取扱分野

実績紹介

  • Representation of the shareholders of Grupo Los Grobo, an Argentinian agribusiness company, in its sale of an equity stake for US$100 million to Victoria Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in South America.
  • Representation of Grupo PDC in the acquisition of the “Magia Blanca” brand from Procter & Gamble.
  • Representation of Aroma S.A., a Guatemalan food flavoring business, in its sale to Frutarom Switzerland, Ltd.
  • Representation of minority shareholder in the sale of its shares of Premium Restaurant Brands, the owner of various franchises in Mexico and Central America, including Pizza Hut, KFC and Starbucks.
  • Representation of Global Tower Partners in its decision to invest in the Costa Rican wireless communications tower sector through the acquisition, via its subsidiary GTP Costa Rica Holding CR, SRL, of 100% of the outstanding stock of Centennial Towers C.R., SRL from C.R. Transmission Holding Corp.
  • 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 $360 million sale of its coffee brands and business operations to The J.M. Smucker Company.
  • Representation of the 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 Central American call center company in joint venture with a Canadian publicly traded company.
  • Represented local financial group in joint venture in Mexico with an international financial institution for the launch of a credit card program.
  • Represented Harvestland Overseas, S.A., a leading hybrid corn and agricultural seed developer and seed production company with operations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Venezuela sold 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 by a public tender offer through the Salvadoran Stock Exchange.
  • Represented one of the oldest banks in Central America as U.S. counsel in its merger with a Guatemalan bank, creating a financial institution with US$3.7 billion in assets.
  • 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 Panamanian company in the US$145 million sale of a publicly traded Costa Rican manufacturing company with 30 subsidiaries located throughout Latin America to a French/Belgian conglomerate.
  • Represented Industrias Duraflex S.A. de C.V. in connection with the sale of its textile manufacturing plant located in El Salvador to Hanesbrands, Inc., a U.S. publicly traded corporation.
  • Represented investor group in the formation and launch of Volaris, a low-cost airline operating in Mexico.
  • Represented Salvadoran retailer in connection with US$300 million multi-currency financings secured by assets in 11 Caribbean jurisdictions. Acquisition consummated in part through public offers in Jamaica and Barbados.
  • Advised international financial institution on restructuring US$80 million credit facility issued to Central American media and telecommunications company.

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Listed, The M&A Advisor, "40 Under 40," 2015
  • Team Member, "Corporate/M&A – Law Firm of the Year," Chambers Latin America Awards, 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
  • Team Member, "Corporate & Finance - International Counsel in Latin America (Florida-Based)," Chambers Latin America Awards, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • Finalist, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate (Domestic) Category," Daily Business Review, 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
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009
  • 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
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), Latina Commission, 2018
  • Board Member, Fundación Uno, Board of Directors
  • Board Member, Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), Board of Trustees
  • FFI GEN Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising (ACFBA)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2001
  • B.S., Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies, Babson College, 1997
弁護士資格
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • 米国 ニューヨーク州
言語
  • Spanish, Fluent