Latham advises creditors on Mediapro’s debt refinancing

Latham & Watkins has advised the committee of first lien lenders in relation to the €865 million first and second lien financing arrangements and recapitalisation of the Spanish-headquartered MEDIAPRO Group, a leading group in the European audiovisual sector. 

The recapitalisation involves a capital increase of €620 million and a significant deleveraging of the group’s balance sheet. 

The multi-disciplinary Latham team was led by London finance partners Yen Sum and Bruce Bell, Madrid finance partner Pedro de Rojas (pictured left), and Madrid Office Managing Partner Ignacio Gómez-Sancha (pictured right), with London finance associates Jack Isaacs, Hugo Bowkett and Greg Whitaker, and Madrid finance associate Carmen Alonso. Advice was provided on regulatory matters by Madrid partner José María Jiménez-Laiglesia and Madrid counsel José María Alonso

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has advised Searchlight Capital Partners and Invesco Senior Secured Management as first and second lien lenders on the recapitalisation of the Mediapro Group. The GA_P team has been led by Miguel Lamo de Espinosa (head of banking, finance and restructuring) with the support of Santiago Gómez-Acebo, Rodrigo López, Antonio Ramírez, Paula Zarzalejos, María Fanego and other members of the firm.