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Hernando Padilla

Partner / Colombia

Partner at PPU with a practice that focuses on matters related to Finance of Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A. Mr. Padilla represents a variety of local and foreign clients in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, private equity and other corporate matters in Colombia and the United States. Among many others, he has represented Platinum Equity Partners, Tecnoglass, Grupo Energía de Bogotá and General Atlantic. Mr. Padilla is also a member of the Finance Practice where he has advised international underwriters in multiple bond issues including TPL, BBVA, Promigas and Ecopetrol as well as sponsors and financial institutions in the financing of 4G road projects.

Respected partner Hernando Padilla regularly furnishes advice for clients in debt offerings, private placement financing and the public issuance of notes. A market commentator points to Hernando Padilla's experience advising international funds on their capital markets mandates. Capital Markets
Solid partner Hernando Padilla is endorsed by an interviewee for being a "very good corporate lawyer." Hernando Padilla is frequently seen advising clients on the acquisition of minority and majority stakes in companies. Corporate / M&A
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Work experience

  • 2015 - present Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2012 - 2014 Partner

    Prietocarrizosa

  • 2010 - 2012 Senior Associate

    Prietocarrizosa

  • 2001 - 2010 Senior Associate

    Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • 1999 - 2000 Cleary

    Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • John Laing Colombia 2021

    Counsel in its acquisition from Construcciones El Cóndor S.A. of 21.15% of the equity interest in Concesión La Pintada S.A.S. (the SPV developing the 4G toll road project Pacífico 2).

  • Termovalle S.A.S. E.S.P. Colombia 2021

    Local counsel to Juneau Business Inc., Termovalle Investment Ltd., Altra Private Equity Fund II, LP., Altra Private Equity Fund II-A, LP., Fondo de Capital Privado Altra FCP II and Altra Investments II GP, Inc. in the sale of Termovalle S.A.S. Empresa de Servicios Públicos.

  • Deutsche Bank A.G. Colombia 2021

    Counsel in connection with a US$100M loan to the Distrito Especial y Portuario de Barranquilla

  • Redcol S.A.S (hoy Better Schools S.A.S) Colombia 2020

    Counsel to the founding shareholders of Redcol (now Better Schools) in a transaction pursuant to which Ashmore made certain investments in Redcol Holding S.A.S., a subsidiary of Redcol and the holding company of several schools in Colombia operated by Redcol.

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Deutsche Bank AG acting as Joint Lead Arrangers of a syndicate of 10 financial institutions. (Lenders: (i) Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Instituto de Crédito Oficial E.P.E, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, MUFG Bank, Ltd., Société Génerale, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd Dubai (DIFC) Branch and Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional S.A) Colombia 2020

    Counsel to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Deutsche Bank AG as Joint Lead Arrangers of the lenders in connection with the structuring and execution of the financing documents of the Project "Autopista Pamplona-Cúcuta"

  • JP Morgan Chase Bank Goldman Sachs Colombia 2020

    Local counsel to the lenders in the DIP financing of Avianca Holdings for US$1.5bn.

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Publications

  • 2016-2017 -

    "The Private Equity Review"/ Fundraising/ Investing Chapter Colombia 2016-2017

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  • 2016 -

    "Banking and Finance Rountable" - Corporate Livewire 2016

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    "Securities Law in Colombia"- Best & Soulier World Law Group

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  • 11 January, 2022 Regional

    Avianca emerges from Chapter 11 restructuring

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  • 11 January, 2022 Colombia

    PPU advises GIC and Softbank on $80m investment by Addi

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  • 23 September, 2021 Colombia

    Barranquilla gets loan for infrastructure investments

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  • 25 August, 2021 Colombia

    San Miguel Industrias PET and BG PET R&P Latin America’s $380 Million Senior Guaranteed notes Offering

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  • 19 August, 2021 Regional

    General Atlantic invests in Latin American education platform

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  • 17 August, 2021 Colombia

    Plastics maker issues Peru’s first global sustainability-linked bond

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  • 26 May, 2021 Colombia

    John Laing’s Acquisition of 21.15% Equity Interest in Concesión La Pintada S.A.S.

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  • 6 May, 2021 Colombia

    Patrimonio Autónomo Montes de María’s US$209 Million Social Bonds Offering

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  • 11 March, 2021 Colombia

    Enfragen Energía Sur’s Acquisition of Termovalle S.A.S.

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  • 1 February, 2021 Regional

    IDB Invest’s $8 Million Investment in Farmalatam Holding

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  • 20 January, 2021 Colombia

    Alpha Capital’s MXN$500 Million Bridge Loan Agreement

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  • 20 January, 2021 Colombia

    Alpha Capital’s COP$136,432 Million Loan Agreement

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  • 8 January, 2021 Colombia

    PPU Colombia advised PG Impact on an unsecured syndicated loan agreement

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  • 12 November, 2020 Colombia

    Avianca Holdings’ $1.5 Billion DIP Financing

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  • 30 October, 2020 Regional

    Promigas and Gases del Pacífico’s $120 Million Bond Offering

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  • 24 June, 2020 Colombia

    Ashmore’s Investment in Redcol Holding S.A.S.

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  • 23 June, 2020 Colombia

    Ashmore funds Colombian private education buy

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  • 26 May, 2020 Colombia

    Debt capital markets league table 2019: Colombia

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  • 30 April, 2020 Colombia

    PharmaCielo Ltd.’s $8 Million Private Placement

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  • 28 April, 2020 Colombia

    Multiple firms behind Colombian 4G road financing

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  • 3 April, 2020 Regional

    PPU and Kennedys in Peruvian investment company sale

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  • 11 March, 2020 Colombia

    Alpha Holding, S.A. de C.V.’s $400 Million Notes Offering

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  • 19 February, 2020 Colombia

    Colombia’s TermoCandelaria revisits the debt markets

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  • 12 November, 2019 Colombia

    The 4G project Cucuta-Pamplona’s $90 Million Bridge Loan

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  • 10 October, 2019 Colombia

    Dutch company buys stake in Colombia’s only LNG import facility

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  • 19 September, 2019 Colombia

    Royal Vopak’s Acquisition of 49% Interest in Sociedad Portuaria el Cayao

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  • 13 September, 2019 Colombia

    Termovalle’s $110 Million Syndicated Loan

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  • 6 September, 2019 Colombia

    Grupo Energía Bogotá buys Peruvian power supplier

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  • 6 August, 2019 Colombia

    Toll road financing draws Colombian and Ecuadorian counsel

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  • 31 July, 2019 Colombia

    Lenders revealed on Colombian thermal project fund expansion

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  • 20 June, 2019 Colombia

    The Private Equity Review: Part II – Investing

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  • 20 June, 2019 Colombia

    The Private Equity Review: Part I – Fundraising

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  • 28 March, 2019 Colombia

    Four firms behind water sanitation sale in Colombia

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  • 21 March, 2019 Colombia

    TermoCandelaria cross-border issuance attracts global investors

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  • 27 February, 2019 Colombia

    Three firms seal the deal for Emirati manufacturer entering LatAm

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  • 27 February, 2019 Colombia

    PPU and Posse Herrera Ruiz aid Colombian glass joint venture

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  • 6 November, 2018 Colombia

    Ruta del Cacao concessionaire secures financial close

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  • 20 December, 2017 Colombia

    Intertug takes syndicated loan

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  • 10 July, 2017 Colombia

    Four firms in Colombia Móvil credit facility

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Studies

  • 1999 Diplomat Kellogg School of Management Certificate of Management

  • 1999 Master Northwestern University School of Law LLM

  • 1997 Specialist Universidad de los Andes/Colombia Post-graduate Degree in International Corporate Law

  • 1997 Lawyer Universidad de los Andes/Colombia Law

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Memberships

  • Member of the New York Bar
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Academic activities

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Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Private Equity in the Pacific Alliance New York United States 2017