Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, Managing Partner of the Madrid office, advises and represents institutional investors, investment banks, and public companies on capital markets, M&A, private equity and takeover transactions, as well as restructurings and special situations.

Mr. Gómez-Sancha combines extensive experience advising on major corporate transactions, including many of the largest in Spain, both in private practice and as in-house counsel, to offer clients sophisticated, commercial advice and representation. He served as the General Counsel of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), the Spanish stock exchange operator, and as a member of the Consultative Committee of the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission. Currently, Mr. Gómez-Sancha serves as Secretary of the Board of CFA Society Spain.

Mr. Gómez-Sancha’s experience includes advising:

Private Equity and M&A

  • CVC in its €2 billion strategic investment in LaLiga to set in motion LaLiga Impulso, a project to boost the global growth of LaLiga and its clubs
  • Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) in a €2.8 billion all-cash voluntary friendly tender offer by SIX Group, a Swiss financial markets infrastructure operator
  • Bain Capital Credit in its investment alongside Alsea, S.A.B. de C.V., and Alia Capital Partners in Alsea Europe, a leading European operator of restaurants and coffee shops 
  • KKR in the:
    • Sale of Papresa and Cementos Balboa   
    • Takeover and taking private of Telepizza 
  • The Carlyle Group on the mandatory public offering of 100% of Bodegas Bilbaínas’ shares, a well-known winery located in La Rioja
  • Hyatt Hotels in its prospective takeover bid for NH Hoteles
  • Orange in the acquisition Suma Operador de Telecomunicaciones, a mobile virtual network operator, by exercising a right of first refusal

Capital Markets

  • Ecoener, a wind, hydro, and photovoltaic energy operator, in its IPO for a capitalization of €350 million
  • Enerside in its €35 million IPO on the BME Growth market
  • BofA Securities as underwriter in the offering of ordinary shares of Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure for US$167.3 million
  • Solarpack, a Spanish multinational company specialized in the development of photovoltaic systems for solar energy production, in the listing of its ordinary shares on the Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia Stock exchanges
  • Spanish textile group Nextil in their rights issue

Restructuring & Special Situations

  • An ad hoc group of bondholders in the €920 billion restructuring of Naviera Armas' balance sheet
  • The committee of senior secured creditors of Swissport, a global aviation services group, in its completion of a comprehensive financial restructuring
  • The committee of senior secured creditors in reorganizing and restructuring Deoleo's €575 million debt
  • Aernnova, a major aerostructures company and portfolio company of TowerBrook Capital Partners, Peninsula Capital and Torreal, on its €590 million covenant-lite refinancing 
  • Eurona Wireless Telecom and affiliates in restructuring its debt using judicial homologation of a refinancing agreement

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)

Education

  • Visiting Scholar, University of Freiburg, 2004
  • Certificate in Advanced Studies in Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2003
  • Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1993
    with Honours