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Juan  M. Naveira
 

Juan M. Naveira

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Juan M. Naveira is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department, focusing on cross-border transactions, primarily involving Latin America. He regularly advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets transactions, financings, restructurings and other complex corporate matters. Juan has represented leading companies across a broad range of industries, including financial institutions and private equity sponsors, such as JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, KKR, Certares Management, Blackstone and The Carlyle Group, among others.  Juan is a Hiring Partner of the Firm and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee.

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Work Highlights
  • Investment funds managed by Advent International Corporation in the sale of Grupo Somar to Procaps Group, S.A.
  • SCC Power Plc and MSU Energy Holding Ltd. in the acquisition by SCC Power of the business enterprise of Stoneway Capital Corporation
  • Patria Investments in its business combination with Moneda Asset Management which created the leading alternative asset investment platform in Latin America, with US$25.9 billion in assets under management
  • Empresas Gasco S.A. and Abastible S.A.in their sale of Gasmar S.A. to Inversiones Arco 4 SpA  
  • Certares Management LLC in its purchase of $325 million of 8% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock in Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
  • Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A. in (a) multiple acquisitions and joint ventures, and (b) numerous financing and liability management transactions
  • Inversiones Alxar, a subsidiary of Empresas Copec, in its joint venture with Minsur S.A., subsidiary of the Peruvian conglomerate Grupo Breca, through the acquisition of 40% of Cumbres Andinas S.A.C.
  • Trafigura in the acquisition of Pampa Energía's downstream assets in Argentina
  • Consortium led by Colbun S.A. in its acquisition of Fenix Power Peru
  • CorpBanca in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Helm Bank S.A. and CorpBanca’s merger with Banco Itaú Chile (and related combination of CorpBanca’s and Itaú Unibanco’s operations in Colombia)
  • Avianca in its SEC-registered IPO and NYSE listing 
  • Underwriters in the SEC-registered IPO of Atento, the largest provider of business process outsourcing services in Latin America and Spain
  • Underwriters in the SEC-registered IPO of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores
  • Underwriters in the IPO of Class A common stock of Artisan Partners Asset Management 
  • Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (Bci) in numerous debt and equity offerings
Education
  • Columbia Law School, 2007 LL.M.
  • Universidad Catolica Argentina-School of Law, 2003 LL.B.
Associations
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
Admissions
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina 2003
  • New York 2008
Languages Spoken
  • Spanish

Juan M. Naveira is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department, focusing on cross-border transactions, primarily involving Latin America. He regularly advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets transactions, financings, restructurings and other complex corporate matters. Juan has represented leading companies across a broad range of industries, including financial institutions and private equity sponsors, such as JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, KKR, Certares Management, Blackstone and The Carlyle Group, among others. 

Representative transactions include:

  • Investment funds managed by Advent International Corporation in the sale of Grupo Somar to Procaps Group, S.A.
  • SCC Power Plc and MSU Energy Holding Ltd. in the acquisition by SCC Power of the business enterprise of Stoneway Capital Corporation
  • Patria Investments in its business combination with Moneda Asset Management which created the leading alternative asset investment platform in Latin America, with US$25.9 billion in assets under management
  • Empresas Gasco S.A. and Abastible S.A.in their sale of Gasmar S.A. to Inversiones Arco 4 SpA  
  • Certares Management LLC in its purchase of $325 million of 8% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock in Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
  • Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A. in (a) multiple acquisitions and joint ventures, and (b) numerous financing and liability management transactions
  • Inversiones Alxar, a subsidiary of Empresas Copec, in its joint venture with Minsur S.A., subsidiary of the Peruvian conglomerate Grupo Breca, through the acquisition of 40% of Cumbres Andinas S.A.C.
  • Trafigura in the acquisition of Pampa Energía's downstream assets in Argentina
  • Consortium led by Colbun S.A. in its acquisition of Fenix Power Peru
  • CorpBanca in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Helm Bank S.A. and CorpBanca’s merger with Banco Itaú Chile (and related combination of CorpBanca’s and Itaú Unibanco’s operations in Colombia)
  • Carlyle Peru Fund, L.P. in its acquisition of a 75% stake in Gastronomía y Negocios S.A. (G&N)
  • Avianca in its SEC-registered IPO and NYSE listing 
  • Underwriters in the SEC-registered IPO of Atento, the largest provider of business process outsourcing services in Latin America and Spain
  • Underwriters in the SEC-registered IPO of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores
  • Underwriters in the IPO of Class A common stock of Artisan Partners Asset Management 
  • Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (Bci) in numerous debt and equity offerings
Juan is a Hiring Partner of the Firm and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee.

Juan received his LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 2007 and his LL.B. from Universidad Catolica Argentina-School of Law in 2003.

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