Cencosud loan restructuringJune 16, 2014, by - LATIN LAWYER
Baker and Carey in Chilean loan restructuring
Baker & McKenzie (Chile) has helped shareholders in Cencosud, one of Latin America’s largest retailers, restructure two loans worth US$800 million.
In the transaction, which closed on 19 May, Carey advised the Cayman branch of BTG Pactual in its role as creditor while Baker’s Chilean arm counselled retail holding Inversiones Quinchamalí, its owner Horst Paulmann, and various other entities.
Inversiones Latadía and Inversiones Tano, two holding companies also controlled by the Paulmann family, acted as the principal guarantors.
The two firms involved in the deal have paired up for previous debt transactions, most recently helping equipment supplier Emeco refinance debt.
Counsel to Inversiones Quinchamalí and Horst Paulmann
Baker & McKenzie (Chile) Partners Sebastián Vivanco and Jaime Munro
Counsel to BTG Pactual (Cayman Branch)
In-house counsel - Cristián Venegas-Puga Galleguillos Carey Partner Diego Peralta and associates Elena Yubero, Sebastián Monge and Manuel José Garcés