Alejandro Ortiz advises clients on their most valuable mergers and acquisitions and international private equity transactions.

Mr. Ortiz draws on decades of public and private M&A experience, having helped clients navigate more than 30 takeover bids in Spain in recent years. He regularly acts for major international and domestic fund managers on leveraged buyouts and exits from their Spanish investments. His experience bridges multiple market sectors, including:

  • Private equity
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Retail, including food and beverage

He regularly garners recognition from leading publications and league tables, including Mergermarket, Chambers Europe, and The Legal 500 EMEA. Mr. Ortiz has appeared multiple times on Mergermarket’s top-10 European M&A rankings and ranked first in Iberia both by deal number and value in 2018, and by value in 2017 and 2020. In 2022 he was awarded Best Lawyer in Spain by economic newspaper Expansión.

A recognized thought leader, he is a lecturer on commercial law at the Complutense University and M&A at ICADE and IE, in Madrid.

Before joining Latham, Mr. Ortiz spent more than two decades as a partner at another global law firm, where he most recently served as co-head of its financial sponsors sector. 

Mr. Ortiz´s experience includes advising:

  • The Carlyle Group in the majority of its investments in Spain, including its:
    • Acquisition of a 40% stake in Cepsa from Mubadala*
    • Acquisition of Logoplaste and subsequent sale to OTPP*
    • Acquisition of Cupa Group and subsequent sale to Brookfield*
    • Acquisition of Telecable and subsequent sale and merger with Euskaltel*
  • IFM Investors in a public takeover offer for up to a 22.69% stake in Naturgy, which was the largest energy transaction in Spain in 2021 and garnered recognition as Deal of the Year by Expansión*
  • Several other takeover bids such as Abertis, Aldeasa, Amadeus, Campofrío, Cementos Portland Valderrivas, Cepsa, Cortefiel, Deoleo, Europac, Euskatel, Gas Natural, Metrovacesa, Parquesol, Realia, Saeta Yield, Sotogrande, Tecnocom, Telepizza, among others*
  • Sixth Street in the acquisition of an interest in Real Madrid’s business unit engaged in the exploitation of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium*
  • Incus Capital in the acquisition of a 10% stake in Aguas de Valencia*
  • OTPP in the acquisition of Mémora Group and subsequent sale to Grupo Catalana Occidente*
  • Macquarie and Wren House in the acquisition of all of E.ON’s Spanish and Portuguese businesses, and the sale of Viesgo Generación to Repsol*
  • ProA Capital in most of its investments and divestments, including Pastas Gallo, Solitium, Sigla, Saba, Eugin and Ibermática, among others*
  • Globalia in its divestments in Air Europa*
  • Hayfin in the sale Grupo Itevelesa to DIF Capital Partners*
  • Rhone Capital in the merger of Zodiac with Spanish listed company Fluidra ,and the obtention of a takeover bid exemption*
  • Primefin on its 10% investment on El Corte Inglés and its subsequent partial divestment*
  • EFG Hermes in the acquisition of a 49% stake in a portfolio of EDP’s European wind assets and its subsequent sale to J.P. Morgan*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham 

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • Dual Degree Program in Business Administration and Management (ADE) and Law (E-3), ICADE - Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - Madrid