Fernando Colomina

  • Plaza de la Independencia 6
  • 28001 Madrid
  • Spain
Profile Experience

Fernando Colomina is a partner of the Finance Department in Latham & Watkins’ Madrid office. He is also a member of the Banking and Restructuring & Special Situations Practices. 

Mr. Colomina represents banks, other financial institutions, and corporate borrowers and issuers in relation to a wide range of banking, finance, refinancing, and restructuring transactions, such as:

  • Acquisition and leveraged finance
  • Corporate lending, post IPO financing, and loan markets
  • Alternative financing and direct lending
  • Distressed investing and debt trading
  • Real estate financing
  • High yield debt offerings
  • Restructuring, insolvency, and special situations
  • Margin loan
  • Project finance
Thought Leadership

Mr. Colomina’s experience includes advising:

Leveraged Finance
  • Platinum Equity on the €2 billion financing for the acquisition of Urbaser, the leading Spanish waste management company with operations in 25 countries
  • The Carlyle Group on the financing for the acquisition of Altadia Group from an affiliate of Lone Star Funds
  • The lenders in the Spanish law governed €10 billion financing for Cellnex, Europe's leading independent operator of wireless telecommunications infrastructure 
  • The lenders to the consortium of Advent, Cinven, and RAG Foundation on the bank and bond financing for their acquisition of ThyssenKrupp's Elevator Technology business for €17.2 billion
  • Aernnova on its covenant-lite refinancing consisting of a €490 million term loan B and a €100 million revolving credit facility 
  • The Carlyle Group in the financing of the acquisition of 37.4% of Spanish oil and gas conglomerate Cepsa from Mubadala Investment Company
  • Morgan Stanley in the term loan and revolving credit facility in connection with Altran Technologies' €2.6 billion acquisition of Aricent Technologies
  • JP Morgan in the €1.4 billion financing of NorteGas Energía Distribución, S.A.U. after its acquisition by Covalis Capital and White Summit Capital, among others
  • HomeVi S.A.S. in connection with a €1.1 billion senior facilities agreement
  • The Carlyle Group in the financing of the €390 million acquisition of Codorniú
  • UBS as the underwriter of the €320 million first and second lien facilities agreement relating to the acquisition of Pronovias
Post IPO Financing
  • Triton Partners, as the sponsor, in Befesa’s €636 million post-IPO refinancing
  • The lenders on the €750 million refinancing of Parques Reunidos group previous to its IPO
  • The lenders on the post-IPO financing of Euskaltel and on the financing for the acquisition of R Cable (Spanish Deal of the Year at the GlobalCapital Loan Awards 2015)
  • Applus Services in its IPO refinancing of its existing €850 million corporate indebtedness
High Yield
  • Fertiberia, a leading fertilizer and industrial products manufacturer owned by Triton Partners, on the issuance of senior secured bonds in both the Nordic Capital Market and Frankfurt Open Market for €125 million
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with an offering of senior secured notes by Lorca Telecom Bondco, S.A.U. to finance the acquisition of Grupo MásMóvil by KKR, Cinven, and Providence 
  • The lenders in PortAventura’s issuance of €270 million senior secured notes and €150 million floating rate notes
  • Nordic Capital in relation to the financing for its €4.1 billion acquisition of Lindorff Group AB
  • JP Morgan Chase, in connection with a high yield offering by Ephios Bondco PLC of €500 million senior secured fixed rate notes due 2022 and €300 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2022 for the acquisition of Labco
  • Morgan Stanley as bookrunnner on Haya Real Estate’s issuance of €475 million senior secured notes due 2022 and floating rate senior secured notes due 2022
  • Morgan Stanley and Santander as bookrunners on Naviera Armas’ issuance of €232 million of floating rate notes due 2023 and €300 million of floating rate senior secured notes due 2024
Alternative Financing
  • ArchiMed in the financing for the acquisition of Spanish pharmaceutical company Suanfarma
  • H.I.G., as arranger and lender, on a Spanish law governed direct lending financing to Grupo Recoletas, a leading Spanish hospital network
  • L Catterton in the financing of the €120 million acquisition of a 80% stake of Goiko Grill
  • Eurona in its direct lending financing
  • PIMCO in its direct lending transactions with Imagina and Vitaldent
  • TA Associates in the direct lending financing of Kiwoko
Project Finance
  • Sumitomo, HSBC, and a bank syndicate in the:
    • €177 million credit refinancing for the development of Solacor 1, thermal solar plant located in El Carpio (Córdoba, Spain)
    • €175 million credit refinancing for the development of Solacor 2, thermal solar plant located in El Carpio (Córdoba, Spain)
    • €169 million credit refinancing for the development of Solaben 2, thermal solar plant located in Logrosán (Cáceres, Spain)
    • €171 million credit refinancing for the development of Solaben 3, thermal solar plant located in Logrosán (Cáceres, Spain)
  • Torresol Energy in the €540 million refinancing of the existing credit facilities agreement, under the framework of the new energy regulation, for the construction of the Valle 1 and Valle 2 concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in Spain
Restructuring, Insolvency, and Special Situations
  • The lenders in connection with the financial restructuring of Europcar Mobility Group, including the implementation of a €670 million financing
  • The Ad Hoc Group of bondholders in the bridge financing to Naviera Armas, in the context of its restructuring process
  • KKR and Grupo Gallardo on the refinancing of a senior facilities agreement, a second lien facilities agreement and working capital lines, in the context of the distressed sale of Grupo Gallardo to Cristian Lay
  • Goldman Sachs as existing lender in Realia Business in their disinvestment through cash payment and debt-for-equity for €791 million
  • Eurona in the refinance of its existing debt and in the in-court homologation process  
  • Goldman Sachs and Marathon in the €1.45 billion financial restructuring carried out by Promociones Habitat
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