Blanca Vázquez de Castro advises multinational private equity funds and corporates on strategic cross-border transactional tax matters, particularly in leveraged buyouts.

Ms. Vázquez de Castro draws on her deep understanding of global markets to structure complex transactions in a tax-efficient manner, relating to:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing agreements
  • Debt and equity capital markets    
  • Restructurings
  • Joint ventures
  • Management incentive plans

She works closely with colleagues across the firm’s global platform, especially with the Milan office, to mobilize internal and external resources that help clients achieve their commercial goals. 

Ms. Vázquez de Castro’s experience includes advising:

Private Equity

  • EIG Partners, an institutional investor specializing in energy and infrastructure, on its €255 million investment in Prosolia Energy
  • Brookfield Asset Management on acquiring Spanish slate producer Cupa from The Carlyle Group 
  • Cerberus on acquiring a portfolio of nonperforming loans in Spain from Caixabank
  • Platinum Equity on the €3.5 billion acquisition of Spanish waste management company Urbaser from China Tianying  
  • Partners Group on acquiring a 75% stake in EOLO, an Italy-based fixed wireless access broadband provider 
  • Triton Partners on acquiring Fertiberia, manufacturer of fertilizers and agricultural chemicals, from Grupo Villar Mir
  • Värde Partners on the €1.1 billion acquisition of an additional 49% stake of WiZink


  • Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company on its agreement with the Castel Group and AB InBev Africa to jointly operate the Coca-Cola bottling business in Algeria
  • Applus+, the global testing, inspection, and certification company, on acquiring SAFCO Group, the largest testing company in Saudi Arabia 
  • Telefónica on a major €2 billion carve-out of all its telecom assets in Central America (Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica)
  • Teladoc on the €352 million acquisition of Advanced Medical, a telehealth services provider 

Capital Markets

  • Opdenergy, an independent renewable energy producer focused on solar photovoltaic and wind energy technologies, on its debut on the First Market of the Spanish Stock Exchange
  • The initial purchasers in Castor S.p.A.’s offering of €1.05 billion floating rate notes due 2029 and €350 million 6% senior secured notes due 2029
  • Design Holding Group, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group and Investindustrial, on its €425 million senior secured notes offering
  • Ecoener, a wind, hydro, and photovoltaic energy operator, on its €100 million IPO 
  • Gamenet Group on its IPO and listing on Borsa Italiana
  • The global coordinator and joint bookrunners on MásMóvil’s issuance of €720 million of senior guaranteed bonds due 2027
  • CVC on Guala Closure S.p.A’s offering of €500 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2028

Finance and Restructuring

  • A syndicate of lenders on the financing for the acquisition of Lyntia Networks, Spain’s leading fiber optic wholesale operator
  • The ad hoc group of lenders on the restructuring of Pronovias, a Spain-based bridal wear designer
  • The lead arrangers on the financing for the acquisition by Ali Holding S.r.l., one of the largest and most diversified global leaders in the foodservice equipment industry, of Welbilt
  • IGC on the financing to Charterhouse for the acquisition of Kids & US, a language-teaching company that offers English courses for babies, children, and teens
  • A syndicate of lenders on the financing for the acquisition of Targa Telematics, a provider of technological solutions and digital platforms for connected mobility
  • Tikehau Investment on the note financing and revolving credit facility for Neon BidCo, a healthcare service provider
  • The ad hoc group of bondholders on the restructuring of Spanish shipping company Naviera Armas
  • The ad hoc group of lenders on the financing for the acquisition of Pronovias, a Spain-based bridal wear designer

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • BA in Law & Business Administration, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French