CREDENTIALS

​i-Structure is a leader in cross-border SME M&A advisory work. Relevant transactions include:

  • Advised Grisi Hnos., a pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, in its acquisition of the Hinds, Eclipsol and Capent brands for the Mexican territory from GlaxoSmithKline in March 2020

  • Buy-side advisory work for Marhnos, a real estate and infrastructure developer, in its acquisition of a 50% stake in IGSA Solutions in December 2013

  • Presented a fairness opinion for Grupo Gigante in November 2013 in connection to its investment in the Miyana project, a 5.6 billion square feet mixed-use residential and commercial development

  • Sold eight industrial properties with a total leasable area of 800,000 square feet to LaSalle Investment Management in March 2011

  • Worked as sole structuring agent in the public placement of the Marhnos Infrastructure Trust Certificates (ticker: MHNOSCK 10) for $81 million, issued in December 2010

  • Designed a $13.6 million private structured credit operation for ARG, an equipment leasing company, funded by Credit Suisse through its CSCK P investment vehicle in December 2014

  • Structured two securitizations for a consumer finance company, one in November 2016 and a second one in July 2017, totaling $9.4 million, both acquired by a private investor

  • Designed, structured and coordinated the issuance of more than $1.2 billion warehouse-type ABS financing for nineteen clients in the leasing, microfinance and non-bank financial groups in the Mexican fixed income markets between 2010 and the present day
     

Relevant transaction experience of Mr. Gonzalez, founding partner of i-Structure, includes:

  • Financial advisory work for Grupo Gigante, a public grocer, in the $1.6 billion key-money lease transaction encompassing approximately 200 stores in Mexico
     

  • Structured a MXN$1,130 million 17.5-year CLO bond for Grupo Acosta Verde, a commercial real estate developer, the longest tenor issue for this type of product in the Mexican capital markets
     

  • Short and medium-term debt issuances in excess of MXN$2,000 million for Crédito Real, a leading non-bank payroll deductions lender
     

  • Advised a Mexican consortium lead by Grupo Posadas in its successful bid for Mexican airline Grupo Mexicana for $165.5 million
     

  • Advised GMAC in a negotiated acquisition of a prominent minority interest of Credito Inmobiliario, a Mexican mortgage lender, through an LBO/MBO structure
     

  • Advised shareholders of Oceanteam Holding, a Dutch holding company, in the valuation and price negotiation with the Norwegian underwriter in respect of a $45 million private placement of shares of DeepOcean, a Norwegian offshore oilfield services company in the Oslo OTC market
     

  • Advised Oceanteam, a Dutch shipping company, in its merger with DeepOcean
     

  • Conceptualized, negotiated and structured the investment-banking joint venture between Ixe Grupo Financiero and SAI Consultores
     

  • Extended a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of G.Accion with respect to the public tender offer by AMB Corp. (now Prologis)
     

  • Managed private auction for Fincasa Hipotecaria which lead to their acquisition by Ixe Grupo Financiero
     

  • Negotiated and closed transaction agreements with Deutsche Bank Securities for the establishment of Deutsche-Ixe, an equity research boutique based in New York City
     

  • Acquired Arrendadora Chapultepec, a car leasing company, from the Berrondo family
     

  • Extended a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Jugos del Valle in its acquisition by Coca Cola
     

  • Developed an enterprise valuation for the Board of Directors of Grupo Herdez, a public manufacturer and distributor of processed foods
     

  • Performed partial capital restructuring analysis for Sanluis Corporación, an autoparts manufacturer
     

  • Led $300 million Yankee offering for Woodside Petroleum
     

  • Led prospective sale of Enron Corp.’s interests in distribution gas companies Ceg and Ceg-Rio to Petróleo Brasileiro (not consummated)
     

  • Advised Enron Corp. on a multibillion unsolicited leveraged buyout offer for certain international businesses (withdrawn)
     

  • Project leader in a $90 million convertible bond offering for ACT Manufacturing, a Massachusetts-based technology contractor
     

  • Participated in  the sale of Consomate and Rosa Blanca, Mexican food businesses of Kraft Foods International, to Nestlé
     

  • Acted as project leader in a high-yield offering for IUSA, a Mexican industrial corporation (not consummated)
     

  • Advised Repsol in its $34 million acquisition of a minority stake in Gas Argentino
     

  • Structured a $130 million interim loan facility for IUSA
     

  • Buy-side advisory work for the Texas Pacific Group and Continental Airlines in connection with the proposed divestiture of Aerolineas Argentinas (not consummated)
     

  • Advised in the $121 million sale of the La Oroya refinery complex in Peru to The Doe Run Co.
     

  • Participated in the $1.4 billion sale of Northeast Railroad of Mexico to TMM and Kansas City Southern Industries
     

  • Participated in the $173 million equity offering of Peruvian electricity distributor Luz del Sur

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