M ergers and Acquisitions

One of our core practice areas has traditionally been Mergers and Acquisitions, where we advise foreign and domestic clients on all aspects of buying, selling or combining companies and businesses across regulated and unregulated industries.

Over the years we have represented foreign and domestic clients in a wide array of M&A transactions, including:

  • negotiated acquisitions
  • mergers and spin-offs
  • tender offers
  • leveraged buy-outs
  • management buy-outs
  • joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • corporate restructurings
  • privatizations

Our main strength and competitive advantage in the field of M&A is our combination of transactional expertise, our specialized knowledge of most industry sectors and multi-disciplinary teams with lawyers from our different specialist groups, such as antitrust and competition, employment and labor, tax, real estate, environmental and intellectual property.  Such transaction expertise, business acumen and multi-disciplinary breadth has proven time and time again to be an indispensable asset when structuring and executing on complex, innovative and time-sensitive M&A transactions.

Chambers and Partners  and IFLR 1000 have rated our Firm as a Leading and Tier 1 firm in M&A, respectively, and have singled-out several of our partners as leaders in the field of M&A.

Every year, Chambers Global (www.chambersandpartners.com) reaffirms our ranking as the top M&A law firm in Mexico, describing our practice through the years as:

“This firm is incredible across the board: the lawyers go above and beyond in order to fully involve themselves in the transaction and apply a creative business approach to legal issues. They are always on top of everything and work to a very high standard – I believe they are the best M&A lawyers in Mexico.”

“…A major player in Mexico that handles a regular flow of M&A deals…and recently topped the Mexican league tables based on deal value…It is invariably found on the largest transactions, whether M&A privatizations or IPOs and is recognized for its thorough professionalism and team of young high-quality practitioners…”

Chambers and Partners Latin America describes our M&A Practice as follows:

“We consider this to be one of the top firms in the country for M&A matters. The lawyers have experience in the Mexican market as well as an impressive understanding of how to structure deals for US clients-they are our first port of call for transactions of this kind.”

“This prestigious firm is consistently involved in the most complex and innovative deals taking place in the market.”

“Their level of sophistication is above that of many other firms. They offer sophistication in the knowledge of all the areas related to an acquisition, which makes them different.”

Similarly, over the years IFLR 1000 (www.iflr.com) has written about our M&A Practice:

“…Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez has consistently been one of Mexico’s strongest M&A firms in recent years, and continues to merit accolades through its involvement in many of Mexico’s largest transactions…”

“…Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez is an excellent firm, highly respected for its M&A work, and interviewees regarded its position in tier one as an accurate reflection of its standing in the market. Its prowess has brought it some of Mexico’s biggest M&A transactions…”

“Creel reports an impressive volume of complex M&A transactions over the past year.”

Legal 500 (www.legal500) writes the following regarding our M&A Practice:

“Corporate powerhouse Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. has continued to build its already impressive standing in the corporate sector.”

“Knowledge of the industry and the law, attention to detail, partner availability, efficient document production for the operation in question, talented professionals, good judgment and availability. They are very organized and structured people.”