Fernando Colomina advises borrowers and lenders on complex financing structures in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, particularly leveraged buyouts.

Mr. Colomina helps banks and other financial institutions, sponsors, and corporate borrowers and issuers implement innovative international structures in the Spanish market.

He approaches each transaction with creativity and versatility, drawing on extensive experience across the financing spectrum. Mr. Colomina unlocks the resources of Latham’s global platform to connect clients with the right tools for each financing, regardless of jurisdiction.

He also frequently works with the high yield team to seamlessly execute bank/bond financings.

A recognized thought leader, Mr. Colomina annually serves as an editor for Business Research’s The Acquisition & Leveraged Finance Review, as well as the author of its Spanish chapter.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Colomina’s experience includes advising:

Leveraged Finance

  • Boluda Towage on the amend-and-extend and upsize of its €1.1 billion term loan B and revolving facilities
  • Solum Partners in the financing for the acquisition of a stake in Agrupa Lettuce, a Spain based fruit and vegetables producer
  • 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
    • 37.4% of Spanish oil and gas conglomerate Cepsa from Mubadala Investment Company
    • Codorniú for €390 million 
  • IGC on the term loans and capex facility for Charterhouse's acquisition of Kids & US, a language-teaching company that offers English courses for babies, children, and teens
  • 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 
  • Morgan Stanley in the term loan and revolving credit facility in connection with Altran Technologies' €2.6 billion acquisition of Aricent Technologies
  • Credit Suisse and other arrangers on the €14.7 billion bridge and term loan facility in connection with Atlantia S.p.A.’s acquisition of Abertis Infraestructuras S.A., a Spanish conglomerate engaged in managing mobility and communications infrastructure of toll road concessions and telecommunications concessions internationally
  • 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
  • UBS as the underwriter of the €320 million first and second lien facilities agreement relating to the acquisition of Pronovias

Alternative Financing

  • Ares Management in the financing in connection with Miura's acquisition of Ores y Bryan Correduría de Seguros S.L, an insurance agency
  • 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

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 bookrunner 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

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

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • BA (Law), Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles, 2004
  • Masters in Stock Exchange and Financials Markets, Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles, 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English