Alexandra Aguirre focuses her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international corporate transactions, corporate finance, and debt and equity private placements throughout Latin America, with an emphasis on Mexico and Central America.
Alexandra also advises families in matters relating to running a privately held business by providing corporate advice tailored to family businesses, including corporate and family governance structure polices and process, succession planning, building and preserving business value and equity, executive compensation, and exit strategies.
Areas of Concentration
· Mergers and acquisitions
· General corporate representation
· International business transactions
· Corporate finance
· Debt and equity offerings
Professional & Community Involvement
· Member, American Bar Association
· Member, International Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
· Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
· Team Member, "Corporate & Finance - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based)," Chambers Latin America Awards, 2010, 2011 and 2013
· Finalist, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate (Domestic) Category," Daily Business Review, 2012
· Member, team ranked as a top corporate law firm in Miami as selected by corporate directors, in the annual "Legal Industry Research Study," Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. (10th year), 2002-2009, 2011-2012
· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009
· Team Member, "Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based)," Chambers Latin America Inaugural Awards for Excellence, 2009
· Recipient, Latin Lawyer magazine, "M&A Deal of the Year Award," 2008
Mergers and Acquisitions
· Represented Rowland Coffee Roasters, Inc., a privately held company based in Miami and best known for the leading Hispanic brands Café Bustelo® and Café Pilon®, in the $360 million sale of its coffee brands and business operations to The J.M. Smucker Company.
· Represented consortium of investors in the US$700 million purchase of more than 1,700 retail operations of McDonald's in 17 jurisdictions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
· Represented Central American call center company in joint venture with a Canadian publicly traded company.
· Represented local financial group in joint venture in Mexico with an international financial institution for the launch of a credit card program.
· Represented Harvestland Overseas, S.A., a leading hybrid corn and agricultural seed developer and seed production company with operations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Venezuela to NYSE-listed Monsanto Company.
· Represented Salvadoran financial conglomerate Inversiones Financieras Bancosal, S.A., in the sale of a majority interest to Grupo Banistmo, S.A., a leading Panamanian financial institution. The transaction was conducted by a public tender offer through the Salvadoran Stock Exchange.
· Represented one of the oldest banks in Central America as U.S. counsel in its merger with a Guatemalan bank, creating a financial institution with US$3.7 billion in assets.
· Represented Salvadoran financial institution in its US$900 million sale to Colombia's largest full-service financial institution conducted through simultaneous tender offers in Panama and El Salvador.
· Represented Costa Rica's largest privately owned bank as U.S. counsel in its US$293.5 million sale to one of Canada's largest financial institutions, through a tender offer conducted through the Stock Exchange of Costa Rica.
· Represented Panamanian company in the US$145 million sale of a publicly traded Costa Rican manufacturing company with 30 subsidiaries located throughout Latin America to a French/Belgian conglomerate.
· Represented Industrias Duraflex S.A. de C.V. in connection with the sale of its textile manufacturing plant located in El Salvador to Hanesbrands, Inc., a U.S. publicly traded corporation.
· Represented investor group in the formation and launch of Volaris, a low-cost airline operating in Mexico.
· Represented Salvadoran retailer in connection with US$300 million multi-currency financings secured by assets in 11 Caribbean jurisdictions. Acquisition consummated in part through public offers in Jamaica and Barbados.
· Advised international financial institution on restructuring US$80 million credit facility issued to Central American media and telecommunications company.
Publications & Presentations
Articles, Lectures & Publications
· Mentioned, "Bancolombia Finally Takes Banagrícola," Latin Lawyer magazine, 2008