Jorge Montaño > Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.
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Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Capital Markets




Jorge Montaño specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and capital markets transactions. Mr. Montaño has actively represented domestic and international companies in cross-border transactions, including advising on the structuring and execution of joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions across varied sectors, including infrastructure, pharmaceutical, financial services and retail. Representative clients include Endo Pharmaceuticals, Grupo ADO, Cornershop and AlphaCredit in their acquisitions, sales or divestitures of Mexican companies; and multiple private equity and venture capital funds, such as Advent International, Southern Cross Group, General Atlantic, Accel Management, Monashees and Valar. Mr Montaño also devotes time working with emerging companies, particularly in the context of their financing rounds, and represents fund managers in the creation of their investment platforms, both in Mexico and abroad, in both private equity and venture capital space.

Mr Montaño has collaborated in the publication of varied articles, including: the International Financial Law Review’s The 2006 Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions, ‘SAPIs to Promote Private Equity in Mexico’, co-authored the overview of the Practical Legal Guide to M&A in Mexico 2013 published by Chambers and Partners, co-authored the Mexico Chapter in The Private Equity Review published by Law Business Research for 2014, 2015 and 2016 and co-authored the Mexico Chapter in the Mergers and Acquisitions Review published by Law Business Research for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Mr. Montaño has been ranked otherwise mentioned in mergers and acquisitions by many publications since 2014, including: Chambers and Partners Global, Chambers and Partners Latin America, The Legal 500, and Latin Lawyer 250.


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Mr. Montaño obtained his law degree from Instituto Technologico Autonomo de México, a master’s degree in law (LLM) from New York University School of Law, and an advanced professional certificate in law and business from NYU’s Stern Business School.

Mr. Montaño worked as Foreign Associate in the New York and London offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP from 2007 to 2009.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. houses a leading corporate and M&A team over 40-lawyers’ strong which is lauded for its ‘outstanding experience and knowledge in all areas’. Billed by one client as ‘by far the best M&A team in Mexico’, the practice group is well-equipped to advise on sophisticated M&A transactions involving both publicly and privately-traded companies in regulated and unregulated industries. Domestic and multinational corporations, real estate investment funds, private equity funds, global development institutions and investment banks all feature on its client roster, and recent headline matters include advising Apollo Global Assset Management on the conversion of its DIP loan into an equity interest in Grupo Aeromexico (valued at $1.5bn); and Aimia on the divestiture of a $558m, $48.9% equity stake in loyalty program operator PLM, which thereby becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of the airline. The practice is co-led by seasoned M&A heavyweight Jean Michel Enríquez along with Jorge Montaño, who majors in private equity, venture capital and capital markets transactions. Additional key partners include Eduardo González, who frequently advises private equity firms on follow-on acquisitions and liquidity events; and Humberto Botti, who handles domestic and cross-border acquisitions and divestitures. Providing ‘clear, strategic, tailored solutions, on time… and with a clear 360° vision of the risks and how to mitigate them’, real estate-focused practitioner Carlos del Río and younger M&A partner Diego Barrera comprise ‘a duo the likes of which you are unlikely to find at another firm’. Former practice co-head Iker Arriola, who focuses on M&A, corporate law and antitrust matters, is now resident partner at the firm’s Madrid office, which officially opened its doors in January 2023; while Esteban Valadez (M&A, private equity, joint venture and complex real estate transactions) who was promoted to partner the same month, rounds out the senior bench. A deep associate bench includes seniors Gerardo Zimbrón, who has 15 years’ M&A experience; and Edgar Ancona, who undertakes M&A, PE, joint ventures, minority investments and asset sales. Since publication, Zimbrón has been raised to the partnership and Ancona promoted to counsel – effective as of January 2024.