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Federico Fruhbeck

Federico Fruhbeck Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Federico’s practice focuses on capital market transactions, private equity and mergers and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis advising sponsors, underwriters and corporates on their high-yield bond issuances. He has experience across a range of industries, including in the automotive, energy, consumer, manufacturing and financial services sectors, with a particular focus on Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

Experience Highlights

  • The initial purchasers on the issuance by Neptune Energy Bondco plc of US$550 million of senior notes due 2025 
  • The initial purchasers in connection with Tullow Oil plc’s placement of US$800 million of senior notes due 2025 
  • The initial purchasers on the issuance by AkerBP of US$500 million of senior notes due 2025 
  • Vitol Group and Helios Investment Partners in Vivo Energy’s initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange (the largest London IPO of the year to date and the largest Africa-focused IPO in a decade, with a valuation of close to £2 billion) 
  • Gestamp Automoción in its €956 million initial public offering of ordinary shares in Spain and simultaneous Rule 144A/Regulation S offering
  • Gestamp Automoción S.A. in its €500 million Senior Secured Notes due 2022 and in its inaugural offering of €750 million Senior Secured Notes due 2020
  • Deutsche Bank AG as initial purchaser in CIRSA Funding Luxembourg, S.A.’s offering of (i) €450 million Senior Secured Notes due 2021, (ii) €120 million Senior Secured Notes due 2020 and (iii) €100 million Senior Secured Notes due 2018
  • Alliance Automotive and Blackstone in Alize Finco plc’s inaugural offering of €325 million Senior Secured Notes due 2021 and the related bridge financing
  • Grupo Antolin-Irausa S.A. in (i) its offering of €400 million Senior Secured Notes due 2024 (ii) its offering of €400 million Senior Secured Notes due 2022 and related bridge financing for the purposes of buying a majority interest in Magna’s interiors business and (iii) its inaugural offering of €400 million Senior Secured Notes due 2021
  • IMO Car Wash (a TDR Capital LLP portfolio company) in its inaugural offering of €240 million Senior Secured Notes related to the acquisition finance of TDR Capital LLP, as well as the related bridge financing
  • The initial purchasers in NH Hoteles’ inaugural offering of €225 million Senior Secured Notes
  • The initial purchasers in ENCE Energía y Celulosa S.A.’s inaugural offering of €250 million Senior Secured Notes due 2020
  • KION AG and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in (i) KION AG’s inaugural initial public offering of shares in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and (ii) in KION AG’s offering of €450 million Senior Secured Notes and €200 million Floating Rate Notes due 2020
  • Travelex Financing plc and Apax Partners LLP in Travelex' inaugural offering of £200 million Senior Secured Notes due 2020 and £150 million Floating Rate Notes due 2018
  • TeamSystem and HG Capital LLP  in TeamSystem’s inaugural offering of €350 million Senior Notes due 2020, as well as its add-on offering of €130 million Senior Secured Notes due 2020
  • Kabel Deutschland Vertrieb un Service GmbH & Co. KG in the issuance of €200 million Senior Secured Notes due 2018
  • The initial purchasers in PTH’s (a polish television broadcaster) issuance of €300 million Senior Secured PIK Toggle Notes and TVN’s issuance of €430 million Senior Notes
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V. in its $1 billion secondary offering of common shares
  • Hovnanian Enterprises in the issuance of high yield notes, common shares and tangible equity units
  • First Data Corporation (a KKR portfolio company)  in the issuance of $750 million Senior Secured Notes due 2017
  • The initial purchasers in over approximately 40 debt offerings Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • KKR in its tender offer for GfK SE, a leading global market research company listed in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • OHL Concesiones, the seventh largest infrastructure concessions group in the world,  in its tender offer to acquire, together with IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, 100% of the outstanding public share capital OHL México for approximately $1 billion
  • KKR in its acquisition of Välinge, a Swedish flooring business
  • First Reserve in the acquisition of a €300 million stake in Abengoa, a Spanish infrastructure and energy conglomerate
  • KKR in its acquisition of a minority interest in Saba Infraestructuras and in its subsequent follow-on acquisition of a 10% stake
  • Blackstone in its acquisition of Alliance Automotive
  • KKR and Blackstone in several M&A transactions between 2011 and 2017

Contact Details

London

T +44.20.7065.6056
ffruhbeck@velaw.com
20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom
Local time: 9:29 PM
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Federico's Practices

  • Columbia Law School, New York, NY, LLM – Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Comillas Pontifical University / ICADE, Madrid, Licentiate degree (JD equivalent). Law, Sobresaliente – Summa Cum Laude
  • Admitted to practice: New York; Spain 
  • Other Languages: Spanish (fluent), French (fluent), German (fluent) and Italian (proficient)
  • Adviser of Fundación Albéniz, a Spanish foundation promoting young musicians

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