Key Experience

  • Advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies.
  • Leads domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other corporate transactions.
  • Extensive experience advising on transactions in Latin America.

Practice

Sergio Urias represents leading private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a wide range of corporate transactions, including domestic and cross-border (primarily in Latin America) M&A, recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, reorganizations, growth equity investments and other corporate transactional matters. In addition, he negotiates, structures and executes corporate transactions on behalf of strategic buyers and sellers.

Representative Work

  • Paine Schwartz Partners, a private equity fund focused on sustainable food chain investments, in its investment in Sterilex, a leading developer of innovative food safety antimicrobial products.*
  • Prisma Medios de Pagos, Argentina’s leading payment processing company, in its sale to Advent International. Sergio was recognized by The American Lawyer as a “Dealmaker of the Year” for his work on this deal.*
  • EMX Capital, a private equity fund, in its GP-led secondary restructuring. This deal was the first of its kind in Mexico, and among the first in Latin America.*
  • Grupo Bursátil Mexicano (GBM), a Mexican investment platform, in a $150 million investment by SoftBank Latin America Fund.*
  • Mill Rock Capital, a middle market private equity fund, in its acquisition of DRT Holdings, a manufacturer and supplier of precision tools and specialized components.*

Public Service and Affiliations

Recognition