Auna colombia mx and us teams

Several firms in debt financing for Auna Colombia

Posse Herrera Ruiz, Ritch Mueller, Rodrigo Elías & Medrano and Davis Polk & Wardell have advised Auna and its Colombian subsidiaries in obtaining a financing for the repayment of existing debt and for corporate purposes.

The financing, announced on 11 April and closed on 22 May, was obtained through a US $505,000,000 note purchase agreement represented by senior secured notes due 2028, and involved the jurisdictions of Colombia, the US, Mexico and Peru.

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría Colombia y Perú, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Creel García Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez have advised the lenders on the transaction.

The proceeds of the first disbursement under the financing were applied to the repayment of a US $350,000,000 bridge loan, as well as the repayment of a US $56,000,000 bridge loan. The proceeds of the second disbursement were used to repay certain short-term credit facilities and for general corporate purposes.

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s team consisted of partners Jaime Cubillos (pictured top left), Susana Gómez, Jesús Albarrán and Jaime Gómez, together with lawyers Julián Aguirre, Paula Albán, Nicolás Giraldo, Jessica Massy and Daniel Meza.

Davis Polk & Wardell’s team was made up of partner Maurice Blanco (pictured top centre, left) and lawyers James Vickers and José Miguel Fenández.

Ritch Mueller’s team included partner Jean Paul Farah (pictured top centre, right) and lawyers Salvador Torres, Rodrigo Vázquez and Alonso Montes De Oca.

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano’s team was led by partners Jean Paul Chabaneix (pictured top right) and Jorge Trelles, with support from counsel Sebastián Briceño.

PPU’s team was represented by partner Juan Fernando Gaviria (pictured bottom left) in Colombia and Rafael Puiggros (pictured bottom centre, left) in Peru, assisted respectively by lawyers Guilio Pacini, Gabriela Acuña, Juliana Pérez and Félix Fernández, as well as Alfonso Pérez Bonany, Jose Antonio de Izcue and Victor Bravo.

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s team was joined by partner Alejandro González Lazzeri (pictured bottom centre, right) and lawyers Nicolás Pérez, Jenny Ferron and Bruna Nogata.

Creel García Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez’s team comprised partners Rodrigo Castelazo (pictured bottom right) and Omar Zuñiga, and lawyers Adriana Colliers, Enrique Rugerio, Daniel Moguel and Jose Luis Flórez.

L Giselle Estrada