Nicaragua

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Financial and corporate
Alvarado & Asociados

Alvarado & Asociados is a leading firm for project development and strong in transactional work.

The research period saw the firm advise on a notable M&A deal on the buy side. It also advised companies on corporate restructuring processes

The firm’s project development team has been active in the mining sector recently, and has experience advising mining companies on obtaining exploration concessions and providing regulatory and environmental advice to mining companies. The team has also advised clients on participating as bidders in tenders for the concessions of infrastructure projects.

Arias

Arias is a leading firm for transactional and project development work.

The firm was active on the lender side on finance work recently and saw some notable deals in the agribusiness sector.

The project development team advised a client on a bid for an energy project and  worked for concessionaires on amending contracts related to energy projects.

Recent Deal Data highlights

•                      Banco LAFISE Bancentro $125 million financing

•                      Cooke acquisition of Seajoy Seafood

•                      Millicom $1.65 billion acquisition of Telefónica's assets in Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua

BLP

BLP has been active on buy side roles in M&A this research period and has advised companies on revising their corporate structures.

In banking, the firm advised lenders on financing renewable energy projects.

The firm’s project development team has been active in the mining sector where it advised a mining company on forming a joint venture to enter exploitation phase and advised mining companies on acquiring concessions.

Recent Deal Data highlights

•                      Enel acquisition of 21% stake in Ufinet

•                      One Equity Partners $150 million acquisition of OneLink Holdings

Client feedback

“Excellent work and quick understanding of the business model.” – M&A

“Clear understanding of legalities of ownership and transactional property law. Ability to identify opportunities and risks and to negotiate a positive outcome.” – Real estate

Consortium Legal

Consortium Legal is a leading transactional firm in the local market. The firm has worked for lenders on financings in a range of sectors including financial services, energy and agriculture. The research period also saw the firm advise on acquisitions on the sell side.

Recent Deal Data highlights

•                      Banco de la Producción $30 million financing

•                      Desarrollos La Virgen $3.6 million refinancing

•                      Promerica $200 million 9.7% bond issue

García & Bodán

García & Bodán is a leading firm for transactional and project development advice.

During the research period the firm advised a buyer in a high value regional telecommunications M&A deal.  

The project development team advised contractors and developers on projects in the energy and sanitation space.

Recent Deal Data highlights

•                      Masaya sewage system

•                      Millicom $1.65 billion acquisition of Telefónica's assets in Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Client feedback

“Years of continued work have developed our trust in the firm. We have found their support very valuable on areas such as: different types of collateral assessment, client reviews and drafting loan legal documentation.”   

“Great firm overall!”  - Capital markets: structured finance and securitisation

“Strengths include the knowledge & quick response.”  - Financial services regulatory

 “Excellent service and knowledge of the subject”  - Real estate

Federico Gurdián

“The service provided by Federico Gurdián has been outstanding. Federico is very responsive and his work is of a high standard with a strong commercial focus. Federico is highly committed to the needs of his clients. We have relied heavily on his advice, which is clear, comprehensive, pragmatic and commercial. His problem-solving skills and innovation are invaluable.”

“Quick response. Organised.”

Dania Navarrete

“Excellent lawyer.”

Paul Rodriguez

“Paul has always been there for us, even beyond their contract he is willing to provide advice on our concern and to answer questions.”

Lexincorp

Lexincorp has advised lenders on granting financings over the research period. The firm also advised a consortium on bidding for contracts related to energy and electricity projects. 

Client feedback

“The experience with Fernando Midence and Lexincorp Nicaragua has always been great. Even with the difficult situation in their country, they are always available to assist in any matter.” – Banking and finance

“Lexincorp is always good, they are a straight, no-nonsense firm. They tell you the good and the bad without makeup, and always work out solutions to problems.” - Financial services regulatory