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Alejandro Espitia

Alejandro Espitia

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Alejandro Espitia

Alejandro Espitia is a capital markets, banking and finance, and projects associate in Clifford Chance's New York office. His experience has focused primarily on hybrid financings, debt offerings and loan facilities in the Latin American infrastructure sector.

Alejandro’s experience in project finance has centered on advising investment banks, multilateral agencies and sponsors in milestone-based securitizations, project bonds and other types of dual loan/bond facilities for large-scale infrastructure projects. He also has significant capital markets experience representing issuers, investors and financial institutions in high-yield and investment grade 144A/Reg S and 4(a)(2) debt offerings. During his time at Clifford Chance, Alejandro has worked in both the New York and Madrid offices and has led a number of bond and loan financings with a Spanish component.

  • Cajamarca transmission line, Peru: Natixis, AIG, MetLife and Pacific Life in the 29-year senior secured hybrid refinancing consisting of a US$99.5 million 4(a)(2) private placement and a US$75.3 million fixed/floating-rate term loan facility for the Carhuaquero – Cajamarca Norte – Cáclic – Moyobamba Nueva transmission line project in Northern Peru; Niche Market Deal of the Year, Bonds & Loans Awards 2018; LatAm Transmission Deal of the Year, IJGlobal Awards 2018
  • Petroperú corporate bond, Peru: Petróleos del Perú - Petroperú S.A., Peru's largest state-owned company, as issuer, in its first-ever US$2 billion Rule 144A/Reg S international bond offering to finance a modernization project related to its Talara refinery (Refinería de Talara)
  • FDN local currency facility, Colombia: Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional, Colombia's development bank, as lender, in the creation and negotiation of a credit facility governed by New York law to allow IDB, IDB Invest and other international financial institutions and multilateral agencies to finance infrastructure projects in Colombian pesos
  • TGI corporate bond, Colombia: HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as joint bookrunners and joint lead managers, in the debt offering by Transportadora de Gas Internacional S.A. E.S.P. (TGI) of USD-denominated, 144A/Reg S senior unsecured 10-year notes
  • Pacifico 3 toll road project, Colombia: Goldman Sachs in the structuring, arranging and underwriting of a US$1 billion multi-tranche, multi-currency, financing for the Conexión Pacifico 3 toll road project in Colombia; Latin American P3 Deal of the Year, PFI Awards 2016; Project Finance Deal of the Year, Latin Lawyer Magazine Awards 2016; Best Road Financing and Best Infrastructure Financing – Andes, Latin Finance Awards 2016
  • Ruta 27 project bond, Costa Rica: Citigroup Global Markets Inc. with respect to a Rule 144A/Reg S project bond to refinance the Ruta 27 toll road in Costa Rica; Best Infrastructure Financing: Central America, Latin Finance Awards 2017
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  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.) 2015
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2015
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2016