For over a decade the Firm has been the leading Argentine legal firm working in acquisition financings.
During 2018, the Firm advised Vista Oil & Gas S.A.B. de C.V. in the acquisition of an oil operating platform of Pampa Energía S.A. and Pluspetrol Resources Corporation with interests in certain exploitation concessions, fields under evaluation and exploration permits in the Neuquén basin and with relevant access to Vaca Muerta’s unconventional hydrocarbon fields. Vista Oil & Gas has become the fifth most important oil company in the country.
In the year 2017 Bruchou represented International Finance Corporation in a secured loan for an aggregate amount of US$ 30 million to FV S.A., Argentina’s leading manufacturer of bathroom and kitchen fixtures, to finance the acquisition of 90% of the capital stock and voting rights of Peisa S.A.
In 2016 Bruchou represented the lenders and the administrative, Argentine payment and collateral agents in a senior secured bridge loan for approximately US$ 600 million, to be disbursed in several tranches, granted to Pampa Energía S.A., to finance the acquisition of Petrobras Participaciones, S.L., Sociedad Unipersonal, company incorporated in Spain, holder of approximately 67 % of the capital stock and votes of Petrobras Argentina S.A.
Additionally, in 2013 Bruchou represented BBVA Banco Francés S.A. and HSBC Bank Argentina S.A. in a loan for an aggregate amount of AR$120 million granted to a leader company in Argentina in the services of collection, transportation, treatment of medical, special or hazardous industrial waste. Loan proceeds were allocated to the acquisition of two companies in the same industry established in the country. The controlling company of the debtor headquartered in the United States of America acted as guarantor of the financing.
Furthermore, in 2011 Bruchou represented Banco Itaú Argentina S.A., Standard Bank Argentina S.A. and Banco de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires in a financing to Rovella Carranza S.A. for the acquisition of the future controlling company -EDESAL Holding- of Empresa Distribuidora San Luis S.A., through the provision of a syndicated loan in the amount of AR$45 million in favor of Rovella, and a syndicated loan in the amount of AR$60 million in favor of EDESAL.