Financing Group

Financing Group includes ACF's activities in advising, structuring and placement / syndication of financing operations for companies (mid-market and large corporates). Activities include Debt Solutions, Restructuring, Structured Finance, Debt Capital markets and Project Finance.

At Financing Group we work on:

  • Advice and financing structuring
  • Search and selection of finance
  • Advice throughout the placement and negotiation process with funders until the transaction is signed

Team

The Financing Group team is made up of 8 people in Madrid and 1 in Lisbon. More than half have more than 20 years of experience (individually) and have previously worked as senior positions in some of the main entities in the financial sector.

Market knowledge

Our track record includes the execution of all types of structures and in all formats; senior debt (secured and unsecured) and subordinated, at OpcO and HoldCo level, amortizing and bullet; and in both private and public formats (MARF and other European markets).

Experience

ACF has participated in many of the most relevant financing processes in Spain in the field of energy / infrastructure, acquisitions and corporate financing, with both listed and private companies.

Investor Base

Due to our position in the market and the experience and relationships of the members that make up Financing Group, we have a close relationship with both financial institutions and large institutional investors (debt funds, insurance companies, asset managers). This knowledge allows us to select the most suitable type of investors for each type of operation and get the best conditions for our clients.

Debt Solutions

Finance Deals

Direct Lending

Refinancing

Secured Financing

Corporate Financing

Unsecured Financing

Growth Capital

Services

Analysis, modeling and structuring of operations

Search for unique solutions for each client / situation

Liability optimization

Restructuring

Finance Deals

Restructuring

Alternative Financing

Liability optimization

Distress situations

Recapitalizations

Waivers

Services

Market analysis and assessment of different alternatives

Leadership in negotiations with lawyers, Big4, shareholders, etc.

Strategic advice to the board and management team

Structured Finance

Finance Deals

LBO / ABS / CLO

Securitizations

Finan. Inventory

Litigation / Awards

Real Estate

Soccer Clubs

Services

Asset monetization

Structuring complex operations

Access to niche investors for unique operations

Debt Capital Markets (DCM)

Finance Deals

Bonds Programs

Promissory Notes Prog.

Private Placements

MARF / MTF European

Investment Grade

High Yield / Mezzanine

Services

Advice from origination to closing

Development of DIM and coordination of advisers

Market placement / syndication

Project Finance

Finance Deals

Infrastructures

Renewable

Asset Finance

Holdco Debt

Refi. / Bridge Financing

Bullet / Balloon / Amort.

Services

Asset / project valuation and modeling

Purchase and sale and financing of projects

Intermediation with investors and syndication of operations

Debt Solutions & Restructuring

Duro Felguera
Restructuring and Waiver

>100M€

FOC
CLO Syndication

515M€

MJX
CLO Sale

615€

Ethanol Europe
Mezzanine Loan

17M€

Mount Beacon
Equity Financing

26M€

Miniato
Restructuring

43M€

Cma Cgm
Advice on Debt Restructuring

4.5Bn€

Agencia Catalana Agua
Advice on refinancing

500M€

Montepio
Lease & Rental portfolio sale

193M€

Banco di Sardegna
Advice on refinancing

2.2Bn€

Structured Financing

Wizink
Credit Card Securitization

500M€

Duro Felguera
Advice on the sale of an award in Australia

>100M€

Roc Hotels
Acquisition of 2 hotels
Berge
Financing for Acquisition of machinery

>25M€

Edp
Advice on an asset securitization

600M€

Espanyol
Advice on debt restructuring

43M€

Aldemar
Sale Hotel Complex

65.5M€

Acciona - Avantia
Financing 2 Ferries

114M€

Aragon Izquierdo
RE Portfolio Financing

115M€

Metrovacesa
Refinancing

2.4Bn€

DCM

Network Steel
Commercial Paper

50M€

Joint Book Runner

Sampol
Promissory note Program

50M€

Joint Book Runner

Masmovil
Promissory note Program

200M€

Advisor and Placement Agent

Tubacex
Bonds Program

100M€

Advisor and Placement Agent

Solaria
Promissory note Program

50M€

Global Coordinator

Barreras
Counter-guarantees for the construction of a Ferry

70M€

Global Coordinator

ElCano
Senior Debt

50M€

Joint Book Runner

Ortiz
Bond issue

50M€

Placement Agent

Volotea
Promissory note Program

20M€

Global Coordinator

Caser
Issuance of Subordinate Obligations (Tier2)

168.8M€

Registered Advisor

Project Finance

Atitlan
Sale of photovoltaic assets

100M€

Sole Lead Arranger

Solaria
Senior Financing Photovoltaic Plants 100MW

53M€

Sole Lead Arranger

Mosaiq
Refinancing of waste treatment plant

28M€

Sole Lead Arranger

Solaria
Refinancing of photovoltaic assets in Italy

52M€

Sole Lead Arranger

Sacyr - Marguerite
Refinancing of the Shadow Toll Project bond

144M€

Sole Lead Arranger

ACS - Cobra
Financing a solar thermal plant

293M€

Bookrunner

Amma
Project financing for a Geriatric Network

90M€

Sole Lead Arranger

Acciona
Wind Park

111M€

Arranger

Cobra
Financing a Wind Project

71M€

Sole Lead Arranger

Element Power
Debt Senior

35M€

Colead Manager

Javier Barrenechea
Javier Barrenechea
Co-Head Financing Group

Javier has been working in ACF since 2003 and has more than 20 years of experience in Project Finance (Infrastructure, PPPs, and Energy) covering origination, structuring and syndication. Previously, he worked at Dexia (Madrid) as deputy director of structured finance (with focus Public financing and PPPs), Banesto (Corporate Banking) and BBVA (Risk Analysis). He has a degree in Economics from the La Coruña University, an MBA from the IE and a Master in C&IB from the IEB

Aitor Elustondio
Aitor Elustondo
Co-Head Financing Group

Aitor has more than 25 years of work experience in the origination and distribution of all kind of financial products. Before joining ACF, he was Managing Director at Savia Financing (JBCM). He previously worked 11 years at Banco Santander as MD being Global Head of Syndicated Loans. Previously, he spent 10 years at BBVA in various positions (Bond Syndicate, Sales & Trading). He is a board member in Lendmarket and president in Bespoke School of Finance. He has a Master in Financial Markets from the San Pablo-CEU Foundation.

Itziar Gómez de la Vega
Itziar Gómez de la Vega
Financing Group - Head of DCM & Project Finance

Itziar has co-led all the debt capital market and project finance transactions in ACF during the last years. Itziar has more than 20 years of work experience in capital markets and project finance. She joined ACF in 2015. Her specialty is DCM origination, structuring and execution and project finance. Before joining ACF, Itziar was Executive Director in Banesto (Madrid). Previously, Itziar was Head of Institutional Funding for Caja España and worked at ICO’s capital markets team for more than 6 years. She holds BA in Economics and Business from UCM and has a Master in Economics and Business Investigation from ICADE.

Yago Valderrama
Yago Valderrama
Financing Group - Head of Structured Finance & Debt Solutions

Yago has over 25 years experience in capital markets and has worked in New York, London and Madrid. He excels at developing client driven strategic solutions. He joined ACF from StormHarbour and worked previously at Société Générale as Head of Iberia Cross Asset Solutions. He spent 18 years at Lehman Brothers where he developed the Italian fixed income sales team and lead the distribution teams for Greece and Iberia. He is a senior advisor to the Chairman of Biodan and holds a BA degree from the UCM.

Luis Lopes
Luis F. Lopes
Financing Group Portugal

Luis manages Lisbon´s office. He is originating and structuring all kind of financial transactions in Portugal. He started in strategic consulting in Roland Berger based in Paris and Madrid. Since 2009 as Board Member for Portugal Ventures he has lead acquisitions and restructuring processes. He has a BA in Economics from NOVA and an MBA from INSEAD.

Federico Reixa
Federico Reixa
Financing Group - Director

Federico has joined ACF in 2020 after working in Banco Santander for five years as Senior VP executing transactions across sectors such as Renewables, Infrastructures, Water, Oil & Gas. Previously he worked as Senior Analyst at ACS Industrial Services for seven years structuring transactions in Capital Markets from Debt to Equity in different markets. He also worked for three years in Deloitte and Ferrovial as auditor and consultant. Federico has a degree in Business Administration from the Autónoma University of Madrid taking the last course at the London South Bank University, Diploma in Advanced Studies from the PhD in Finance, Autónoma University and the Complutense University; both located Madrid. He also has an Executive MBA from IESE, University of Navarra.

Emilio de la Guardia
Emilio de la Guardia
Financing Group - Vice President

Emilio joined ACF in from the infrastructure company, ACS Group, where he was an Associate in Project Finance. Previously, he worked within the Transactions Monitoring & Restructuring dept. at the European Investment Bank (Luxembourg) for Public Sector projects outside the EU and at Deloitte as an auditor where he began his career. He attended his college degree in University of Navarra and at HEC Lausanne. He has a Masters in Auditing from ICADE Comillas.

Fernando Lacadena
Fernando Lacadena
Financing Group - Associate

Fernando has collaborated in the structuring and origination of different debt solutions, restructuring processes, distressed situations and project finance since he started in ACF in 2018. Previously he worked for Tecnicas Reunidas in Abu Dhabi and Canada. Before that, as Naval Engineer, he worked for Somague in Lisbon. Fernando has a Master Degree in Naval Engineering from UPM and an Undergraduate degree in Corporate Finance from Wharton School.

Eduardo Imedio
Eduardo Imedio
Analyst

Eduardo joined ACF´s Equity Research Department in 2019, He started as an analyst of Iberian Small & Mid Caps. In July 2020 he moved to the Financing Group department. Previously he worked in Tressis and Atl Capital. He studied Business and Administration and has a Master degree in Financial Markets from IEB.

Madrid
  • C/ Eucalipto, 25
  • Madrid 28016
  • Spain
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  • info@ahorro.com
Nueva York *
  • 452 Fifth Avenue, 29th Floor
  • New York, NY 10018
  • USA
Londres *
  • 10 Old Burlington Street
  • London W1S 3AG
  • United Kingdom
Lisboa *
  • Escritorio De Representacao
  • Rua Joshua Benoliel n.º 6 – 6ºA
  • 1250-133 Lisboa - Portugal
Dubai *
  • Dubai International Financial Centre
  • The Gate, Level 15, Office 36
  • P.O. Box 121208, Dubai
  • UAE
* Offices of our strategic and commercial partner Stormharbour.