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Sebastián Villaveces
Sebastián Villaveces
Senior Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects
Senior Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects

Sebastián Villaveces

New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Sebastián Villaveces

Experience Highlights

  • A global energy company in the sale of certain Latin American-based assets

  • A Mexican oil & gas company in the sale of its gas distribution business

  • A multilateral financing agency in financing transactions to borrowers in the impact investment, manufacturing and health sectors

  • The lender on a lending transaction to finance the development of a hydroelectric project in Chile

  • A global energy company in the development of an integrated LNG terminal and power solution in Nicaragua (ongoing)

  • A U.S.-based private equity firm in the acquisition of a 50% stake in a global asset management company, including in Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina

  • A Mexican multinational bakery in its acquisition of:

    • a U.S.-based global baking producer and supplier
    • a leading English muffin baker in the U.S.
    • certain manufacturing facilities in the U.S.
  • A global consumer goods multinational in the acquisition of a Latin American-based business with presence in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

  • A Nordic specialty paper maker in its $600 million acquisition of a U.S. specialty paper producer

  • The lead arranger in a syndicated loan to a gas transportation company based in Peru

  • A Chilean energy company in connection with several amendments of their project finance facilities

  • A Chilean state owned copper mining company in connection with several term loan facilities

  • A Canadian eye health products company in the refinancing of its senior secured credit facilities, which included a $1.9 billion term loan facility, a €457 million euro-denominated term loan facility, a $399 million delayed draw term loan facility and $467 million in revolving credit commitments

  • A real estate developer in its refinancing of a syndicated revolving credit facility

  • A global energy company in:

    • the drafting and negotiation of a power purchase agreement in Nicaragua
    • the development of an integrated LNG terminal and power solution in Baja California, Mexico
  • The underwriters in a Rule 144A/Reg S and concurrent public offering in Mexico of shares by one of the largest energy companies in Mexico

  • The underwriters in a Rule 144A/Reg S and concurrent initial public offering of shares in Colombia by a leading cement manufacturer

  • Mexican state-owned oil & gas company in numerous debt offerings

  • The underwriters in a Rule 144A/Reg S debt offering and related liability management transaction by a Chilean state-owned oil & gas company

  • The underwriters in an SEC-registered public debt offering and related liability management transaction, as well as an equity follow-on offering of preferred shares by Colombia’s largest bank

Credentials

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, LLM, 2011
  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate in Business Administration, 2011
  • Universidad de los Andes, Bachelor of Laws (Abogado), 2009
  • Member: New York Bar Association
  • New York
  • Colombia
  • Spanish (fluent)
  • French (proficient)