In corporate, real estate and business matters, we represent and advise private equity firms, real estate developers and operators, banks and institutions in the financial sector, as well as governments and both domestic and foreign federal and state governmental entities. We have attorneys admitted to the bar in Mexico and the United States and a network of professionals who are fully accredited in tax, labor, and intellectual property matters in Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
Over the course of two decades, SAI attorneys have been dedicated to designing and implementing domestic and international corporate structures; to counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A); to structuring credit operations and raising capital; to representing clients for acquiring, developing and selling office, residential, tourist, and commercial developments; and to serving as the lead attorneys for a major number of companies and investors.
SAI's corporate law team has made a name for itself since the outset based on finding legal solutions for the needs of modern businesses. SAI's corporate law team has even participated in the creation of legislation that resulted in the existence of Investment Promotion Companies (SAPIs based on their acronym in Spanish), Infrastructure and Real Estate Trusts (FIBRAs based on their acronym in Spanish), and opening the investment regimen for Retirement Funds (Afores based on their acronym in Spanish).
SAI has the support of attorneys admitted to practice law in Mexico and in the United States. It also has the support of a network of attorneys who have been widely recognized for providing support for tax, labor, and intellectual property matters in Mexico, the United States, and Canada. This has made it possible to provide comprehensive, efficient solutions for the particular needs of each of SAI's clients.
Some noteworthy cases involving the advice provided by SAI's corporate practice include the following:
• SAI advised the largest real estate capital fund manager in Germany (with investments on the order of 7 billion Euros) in the formation of a private equity fund aimed at investing in the real estate sector in the Americas.
• SAI advised one of the main Mexican producers of MDF boards in the designing, implementing, and negotiating a full financing structure where the debt component was provided by a German bank and a Mexican bank and the capital component was provided by an investment fund that operates with federal funds, as well as their own shareholders.
• SAI advised a group dedicated to manufacturing plastic products in relation to reorganizing its international corporate structure and negotiating and implementing a merger and a four-company consolidation; this all took place in under six weeks.
• SAI advised a private equity fund in its divestiture process as part of a liquidation process.
• SAI provided legal advice in the consummation of the final tranche of a debt financing from a Multilateral Organization to a Mexican company devoted to provide educational support to unionized teachers in several States of Mexico through the discount of credit provided from such teachers’ pay roll.
• SAI represented a private equity fund in the acquisition of a Mexican company aimed at transforming gasoline-based taxis into gas-based vehicles.
• SAI assisted a Mexican and a U.S. fund manager in the formation of a co-investment private equity vehicle aimed at investing in the hospitality sector (beach hotels).
• SAI assisted an international lender with operations in Mexico and the states of Florida, Delaware, New York, and California in the USA to design and implement its cross-border corporate structure.
• SAI assisted a Canadian company and its Mexican subsidiaries in the structuring and negotiation of a 10 million dollars international credit facility.