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Alan  Sakar

Alan Sakar

Senior Associate

Senior Associate
Alan Sakar

Alan Sakar is a Senior Associate in the Global Financial Markets Group.

Alan has experience on international finance transactions, capital markets, merger and acquisitions, and other corporate finance and general corporate matters.

  • Project Finance
    • Reden Development Chile SpA in connection with the US$81 million financing provided by Natixis for the construction and development of a portfolio of 10 solar projects under the PMGD regime, with a combined capacity of 100MW once fully operational
    • CIFI as senior and subordinated lender, mandated lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with the financing of a portfolio of solar photovoltaic projects in Chile under the PMGD program
    • CAF and other lenders in the project financing provided to a SPV owned by Canadian Solar for the development of the 100.1MW Cafayate solar power project in Argentina under the RenovAr program; Latin America Project Finance Deal of the Year, Power Finance Risk Awards 2019
    • SMBC, KfW, SocGen, IDB Invest, FDN, ICO, CAF and other lenders in the multi-currency financing of the Autopista Al Mar 1 toll road project in Colombia, developed by a consortium including Concay, Sacyr, and Strabag SE; Infrastructure Financing of the Year: Andes, and Road Financing of the Year, Latin Finance Awards 2019
    • Bancomext, ING and KfW on the financing of a 300MW PV project in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, which was awarded under the second Mexican clean energy auction and is being developed by Fotowatio Renewable
    • Altán Redes in the US$1.5 billion financing for the construction of the largest telecommunications network in Mexico, Red Compartida; Best Loan and Best Infrastructure Financing: Mexico, Latin Finance Awards 2017
    • AELA Group, a joint venture owned by Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, on the financing of the development of the 170MW Sarco and 129MW Aurora wind farms located in Chile and the refinancing of the 33MW Cuel wind farm project; LatAm Renewable Deal of the Year; PFI Awards 2017; Onshore Wind Deal of the Year, IJGlobal Awards 2017
    • IFC, DEG, Proparco and a syndicate of other lenders in connection with the long-term financing of the construction and operation of a 215MW Penonome II wind farm located in Panamá
    • IFC, IDB and the commercial bank B lenders in the financing of container terminals in the Port of Manzanillo; Best Port Financing, Latin Finance Awards 2016
  • Corporate Finance 
    • CA-CIB in the ECA financing to be provided to a subsidiary of Industrias Peñoles, S.A.B. de C.V. in Mexico
    • Banco Nacional de México in the US$70 million financing to Banco Compartamos S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple, Mexico’s largest microfinance institution, guaranteed by US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), which proceeds will be used to provide micro loans to women-owned small businesses in Mexico
    • Bank of America as lender in connection with a ESG $10 million uncommitted loan to Bancolombia
    • Scotiabank as lender in connection with a US$55 million loan to EGE Haina in Dominican Republic
    • Banco General as lender in connection with a $50 million loan to Grupo Pantaleon
    • Banco General as lender in connection with a $15 million loan to Gemcorp
  • Capital Markets
    • Investors and KEXIM in the US$401 million refinancing via private placement under the 4(a)(2) rule of the 433MW Norte II gas-fired plant developed by KEPCO, Samsung and Techint; Best Power Deal, IJGlobal Awards 2019
    • Investors in the US$70 million 4(a)2 private placement for the financing of the 850MW and 94MW CCGT projects with PPAs with CFE Calificados; Infrastructure Financing of the Year 2019: Mexico
    • Reden Solar on the US$135 million 4(a)2 private placement refinancing of 21 solar projects under the PMGD regime
    • Underwriters in the US$890 million IPO of CFE FIBRA E, sponsored by Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE); the transaction was the first global IPO by a FIBRA E and awarded; 2018 Equities Deal of the Year – Americas by The Banker
  • M&A and Corporate
    • Credivalores-Crediservicios on capitalization transaction involving new strategic partner GDA Luma

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Career and qualifications

  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Licenciatura en Derecho (JD equivalent) 2011
  • Admitted to Mexican Bar 2011
  • Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (Diploma in Accounting and Finance) 2012
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (LLM) 2014
  • Kellogg School of Management (Certificate in Business Administration) 2014
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2014
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2016
  • Admitted in the District of Columbia as a special legal consultant 2017
  • Admitted as Attorney-at-Law in the District of Columbia 2022

Professional bodies

  • Future Energy Leader, World Energy Council's FEL-100 Programme
  • Path to 100%