Juan Picón enjoys a tremendous reputation in the Spanish M&A space. "He knows everyone in the market, picks up the phone and can speak to you and is extremely commercial," sums up one client. Interviewees are impressed with his ability to "mobilise the resources in the firm well" and state: "His main strength is that he's just an exceptional person and gets on with everyone." He is regularly involved in major transactions involving international private equity clients.Chambers Global 2018

Juan Picón

  • Plaza de la Independencia 6
  • 28001 Madrid
  • Spain

Juan Picón is a partner in the Corporate Department and the Office Managing Partner of the Madrid office, as well as the Global Co-Chair of the Latin America Practice.

His practice focuses on representing investors and companies at critical stages of their development, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and private equity transactions. He is also engaged in some of the most important capital markets operations that have taken place in Spain.


Mr. Picón’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Teladoc in the US$352 million acquisition of Advanced Medical
  • Cerberus Capital on the acquisition of Inmoglaciar*
  • CVC Capital Partners on the €258 million acquisition of 80% of Vitalia Plus, S.A., the Spain-based operator of assisted living residences and nursing homes, from Portobello Capital Gestion, SGECR S.A., a Spain-based private equity firm*
  • Oaktree Capital Management LP in the €190 million sale of Panrico S.A.U., a producer of bun and pastry products, to Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V.*
  • Quironsalud, a Spain-based company that provides services in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and oncology, and a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners Limited in the €100 million acquisition of Hospital Infanta Luisa, a Spain-based hospital*
  • Holmen AB in the €54 million sale of its Madrid-based newsprint mill, Carton y Papel Reciclado S.A. and Peninsular Cogeneracion S.A. to US-listed company International Paper Company*
  • Exus Management Partners SL, the Spain-based independent operator and investor in the renewable energy sector, in its joint acquisition with Corporación Masaveu and Korys of Bora Wind Energy Management, S.L, a Spain-based wind energy portfolio management company from Bridgepoint Advisers Limited for a consideration of €500 million*
  • CVC Capital Partners on the €1.2 billion sale of R Cable to Euskaltel S.A.*
  • PAI Partners, the France-based private equity firm on its €300 million acquisition of Geriatros S.A.U., a Spain-based company managing retirement homes and day centers, from Magnum Capital Industrial Partners*
  • PAI Partners on the €3 billion sale of Swissport to HNA, including its assets in Latin America*
  • Vodafone Group Plc on the €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono S.A., a Spain-based provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications services*
  • CVC on the €1.2 billion acquisition of Deoleo, including its assets in North and South America*
  • CVC and Capio on the €1.5 billion acquisition of Grupo Quiron*
  • Starwood Capital Group in the potential acquisition of Altamira and the acquisition of Commerzbank Eurohypo loan*
  • Advent on the potential acquisition of Applus*
  • Oaktree on the sale of its 28% of Campofrio*
  • Abengoa in its €1.1 billion sale of Befesa to Triton*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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