Hans Goebel is a name partner at Nader, Hayaux & Goebel. His main areas of practice are banking & finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, real estate, foreign investment, and general corporate and commercial law.
Hans has a strong background in banking law and regulations, and handles a variety of financial and capital market matters.
He is an expert in complex structured finance deals and security issuances as well as local and cross-border mergers & acquisitions and private equity transactions. He handles real estate finance and advises clients on financial and corporate restructurings.
Hans has strong international experience. He speaks fluent English and regularly advises multinational clients on their local operations and transactions involving the Mexican market.
He has acted as director, board secretary and committee member of various financial and non-financial institutions.
A selection of recent transactions and projects on which Hans advised, include:
- Advised Nestlé in the Mexican aspects of its US$11.85 billion acquisition of Pfizer’s infant and children nutrition business from Pfizer and the subsequent sale of the Mexican portion of such business.
- Advised Bayer on the Mexican aspects of the carve-out of its Material Science business (comprising chemical products, polymers, plastics, based either on polycarbonates and/or polyurethane or any other kind of base, adhesives, coverings and sealers) valued in approximately US$175 million, with the purpose of incorporating an entity which core business are Material Science products, part of Covestro Deutschland Aktiengesellschaft, which after the global carve-out trades in Frankfurt Stock Exchange and which IPO was the biggest in Germany since 2007 with a value of €1.5 billion.
- Advised Axis Asset Management in the public offering of structured notes (CKDs) in the Mexican market with an initial issuance of MXN$1.3 billion plus additional commitments, through a capital call mechanism, for a total committed amount of MXN$6.5 billion with the purpose of creating a privateequity fund for investment strategies of Axis.
- Advised Axis Asset Management (Axis) in the joint venture and subsequent dispute among the shareholders of Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro (Oro Negro), a company with more than US$2 billion in assets. After three years of negotiations and judicial proceedings, Axis and a group of private investors performed a non-hostile buyout of Ares and Temasek’s stake in Oro Negro, therefore settling the shareholder conflict and obtaining a controlling interest in Oro Negro.
- Advised several Prudential entities on the acquisition of notes issued by Mexican companies, including Sesajal, Xignux, Controladora Mabe, FIBRA Macquarie and the Altex Group in private placements.
- Has advised the Inter-American Investment Corporation in various loans granted to Mexican companies including Equípate, KUA Group, Residencial Atlas and Consejo de Asistencia al Microemprendedor (CAMESA).
- Advised Axis on the structuring and implementation of a co-investment in Navigatis Radiance and its subsidiaries, which main business is the acquisition and exploitation of vessels servicing the oil and gas industry.
- Advised Vertex on the acquisition and subsequent sale of its 33.33% participation in the owner of the Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City.
- Advised Bank of Montreal, as administrative agent of a syndicate of lenders, in the provision of a revolver financing to Element Financial Corp for the acquisition of terrestrial fleet owned by GE in several jurisdictions.
- Advised Navix in the structuring and issuance of CKDs placed in the Mexican Securities Exchange for a total offer amount of MXN$4,002 million. The offer amount is used to co-fund, with Navix, structured finance loans granted to contractors and subcontractors of the energy sector in Mexico.