Franco is an accomplished corporate Partner from of our associated office in Santiago de Chile. His practice focuses in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets and financing transactions, including debt and equity offerings, credit facilities and project financing.
Franco has worked in deals from a wide variety of industries, including mining, food and beverages, telecommunications, oil & gas, real estate, financial services, education and healthcare. He has advised domestic and foreign clients, from start-ups to listed companies. He also regularly advises clients in corporate governance matters that include conflict scenarios and distressed assets.
A recent edition of the Legal 500 mentions Franco has ‘excellent knowledge of commercial law and is highly responsive’, he is also described as ‘impressive’. In 2020, he received the Client Choice Award by Lexology for his M&A work in Chile.
Advising Clínica Las Condes S.A. in the amendment of covenants for a US$45 million corporate bond.
Counselling Minera Tres Valles SpA on a US$45 million offtake-linked financing.
Acting for Kapin Capital private equity manager on its acquisition of the liquor retailer Liquidos.cl for the Cordillera fund.
Advising Degasa Group on the sale of its operation of KFC, China Wok and Wendy’s restaurants in Chile and Argentina.
Acting for Jacobs Holding in Chile in its acquisition of private schools group Cognita.
Counsel in Chile to AT&T in its acquisition of Appnexus.
Franco is a Partner in our Santiago associated office, with extensive transactional experience counselling local and foreign clients from diverse industries, such as mining, food and beverages, education and healthcare.