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Federico Merino

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Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Latin America; Buyouts; Fund Structuring & Fund Services.


Federico Merino, Partner, has more than 25 years of experience advising industrial and venture capital companies regarding national and cross-border M&A/takeovers, buyouts, and private equity transactions across a wide variety of sectors. He also advises on a broad range of joint ventures, restructurings, corporate law, and corporate governance issues. Federico heads the Firm's M&A and Private Equity practices in Spain. Federico has advised many private equity firms such as Charterhouse Capital Partners, Impala Capital Partners, Nmas 1 Private Equity, Pamplona Capital Partners, Portobello Capital Gestión, The Riverside Company, Solar Opportunities, and Vista Capital de Expansión in their investments. Other companies with which he has worked on substantial matters include industrial companies such as Algodones del Bages, Bulgari, EDF Fenice, France Telecom, Laboratorios Indas, Lafarge, Servicios Integrales de Sanidad, Standard Life Investments, and Toys "R" Us. Federico serves on the board of directors of numerous Spanish companies.


English, Spanish.


Admitted to the Madrid Bar.


Georgetown University/American University, Washington, D.C. (Master's in Law 1985); Complutense University of Madrid (Law Degree 1982).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Jones Day¬†covers the full range of corporate and M&A work. A recent joint venture example is advising¬†CBRE Global Investors on joining forces¬†with¬†Montepino Log√≠stica to develop a portfolio of assets. Miguel Berm√ļdez de Castro¬†led the advice on that matter and also assisted building material producer Mapei with acquiring¬†chemical company¬†Tecnopol Sistemas. Practice head¬†Federico Merino¬†and¬†Manuel Vara Varea¬†are also recommended.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Jones Day receives a steady flow of private equity instructions through its international network. Recent work includes assisting CVC Capital Partners with the acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' women’s health assets. Federico Merino and of counsel Beatriz Píriz are particularly active.

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