Fernando Colomina

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

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

Mr. Colomina's 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
  • Taught at Master de Accesso a la Abogacía, ICADE (2015)    
  • Lectured at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-ICADE on banking and restructuring law matters
  • Authored the Spanish chapter in The Acquisition & Leveraged Finance Review (Business Research Ltd.) (2014 Edition, updated)

Mr. Colomina’s recent experience includes advising:

Leveraged Finance
  • The Carlyle Group in the financing of the acquisition of 37.4% of Spain-based oil and gas conglomerate, Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U. (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
  • The mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners in connection with the refinancing of a €770 million senior facilities agreement to Altamira Asset Management
  • JP Morgan Limited and Deutsche Bank in connection with the financing of Investindustrial’s acquisition of Spanish rental-car group Goldcar
  • JP Morgan Chase in relation to the €600 million senior and second lien loan refinancing of Spanish olive oil giant Deoleo S.A.
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
  • 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
  • Banco Santander on the revolving credit facility, concurrent with a €250 million senior bond offering, for ENCE Energıa y Celulosa
  • JP Morgan in connection with a €85 million super senior revolving credit and guarantee facility and the issuance of US$300 million senior secured notes, in connection with the refinancing of Dematic Group
Alternative Financing
  • 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
Real Estate Financing
  • Credit Suisse International, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, and a syndicate of banks in the financing provided to Vía Célere, a company controlled by Värde Partners  
  • Bouwfonds in the financing provided by Deutsche Postbank AG for the acquisition of portfolio of parking properties
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
  • 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
  • The lenders in Toys “R” Us Group’s issuance of €441.2 million senior secured notes and the amendment to a syndicated facility agreement of €650 million to refinance its existing indebtedness
  • Cofides in the chapter 11 case and settlement with Abengoa
  • EIG in its global investments with Abengoa and the complex structuring and negotiations in light of Abengoa’s preinsolvency situation
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