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Marcos Fernandez-Rico

Marcos Fernández-Rico Núñez

Senior Associate

Marcos is a corporate professional focused on M&A (including distressed deals), commercial contracts and company law.

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Experience

Marcos areas of expertise include M&A transactions (advising industrial clients and private equity funds alike); hedge funds and other distressed operators in the sale and purchase of loan portfolios (both performing and non-performing, secured and unsecured), real estate assets, corporate debt, incentive plans to key managers, shares in companies declared to be insolvent (or at risk of being so declared); corporate advice on private companies; and business reorganization processes (mergers, spin-offs, etc.) at national level as well as those with an international dimension. 

Marcos professional experience encompasses approaching, analyzing, negotiating and formalizing sale and purchase transactions (involving shares, businesses or a combination of both, as well as distressed debt).

Marco’s experience includes, among others:

  • Carlyle Group
    • on the acquisition of 39% stake in Jeanología, a leading company in sustainable and efficient finishing technologies for textile, coding, packaging, and other industrial applications
    • on the acquisition of Bimba & Lola
  • JB Capital Markets and Kartesia Advisors on the acquisition of a minority stake and debt position in Vitaldent from ICG
  • Magnum Industrial Partners
    • on the acquisition of Indiba, a company specialised in the design, manufacture and distribution of products and devices for use by medical, physiotherapy and beauty specialists, through a competitive auction process
    • on the sale of Prodigo Inversiones, via Prodigo Luxembourg to Laboratorios Cinfa
    • on the disposal of Iberchem, a group of companies involved in the production of fragances and flavours, to Euroazeo
    • on the acquisition of Iberchem, a group of companies involved in the production of fragances and flavours
    • on the acquisition of a majority stake in ITA Clinic BCN, a leading company in the Spanish healthcare sector, located in Barcelona, Spain
    • on the sale of 100% of Geriatros Group to PAI Partners
    • on the €90 million refinancing of the corporate debt of Grupo Iberchem, granted by a syndicate of financial entities led by Natixis
    • on the acquisition of Centro Médico Teknon, a leading hospital in the Spanish private healthcare sector
    • on the sale of  Centro Médico Teknon, a leading hospital in the Spanish private healthcare sector
    • on the acquisition of Indiba, a company specialised in the design, manufacture and distribution of products and devices for use by medical, physiotherapy and beauty specialists, through a competitive auction process
    • on the €60 million acquisition of Lexer 2001, one of the key players in mass litigation legal services and debt recovery
    • on the acquisition of Cobralia Servicios de Recuperación, a debt recovery platform
  • Trilantic Capital Partners on the acquisition of 100% of Pachá Group, a leading company in the entertainment sector, owned by the Urgell family
  • RREEF Infrastructure
    • on the disposal of  Autovía del Camino, a Spanish concessionaire company dedicated to the construction, maintenance and operation of a highway in the North of Spain
    • on all legal aspects related to the €400 million acquisition of a majority stake in Autovía del Camino, a Spanish toll road concessionaire in Navarra, North of Spain
  • Nazca Capital
    • on its divestment in the IMOncology Group (former Grupo IMO), a leading Spanish radiotherapy and oncology group
    • on the acquisition of a majority stake in Grupo IMO, a leading oncology group
    • on the estimated €45 million acquisition of Diater, a Spanish biopharma company specialised in the treatment of allergies with immunotherapy, from Grupo Ferrer, a leading group in Barcelona
  • H.I.G. European Capital Partners Spain
    • on the acquisition of Sistemas e Imagen Publicitaria and Impursa, two Spanish companies primarily devoted to the marketing and advertising sector
    • on all legal aspects related to the acquisition of Impursa, an advertising company leader in outdoor and urban furniture, subsidiary of Redext Group
    • on the disposal of Tres60 Group to Mediapro
    • on the acquisition of Impactmedia, a company focused on advertising in shopping malls
  • IDCSalud, a healthcare group owned by the British private equity firm CVC Capital Partners,and the managers
    • on its acquisition of 100% of Clínica Ruber and the Ruber Internacional Hospital (Grupo Ruber) in Madrid, Spain
    • on the merger with Clínica Rotger, a leading healthcare company in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

 

Background

Marcos has a law degree and a business administration certificate from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas de Madrid. He also holds an LLM in Instituto de Empresa and business masters in Boston College University. He speaks Spanish and English. He joined Herbert Smith Freehills from another international law firm in Madrid.

Marcos has published different articles in the "Practica Mercantil para Abogados", LA LEY.

Marcos is a member of ICAM (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).