Mergers & Acquisitions

Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno is a leading firm in M&A transactions, from small private acquisitions to large cross-border public deals involving multiple jurisdictions. We represent buyers, sellers, and advisers in planning, negotiating, and executing mergers and acquisitions in Argentina and overseas.

Our M&A practice has significant expertise in mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures, buy-outs, strategic alliances and joint ventures, and other domestic and cross-border transactions.

Our lawyers work closely with management on all aspects of each M&A transaction and provide value-added services that are guided by the client’s commercial objectives and take into account the strategic, financial and commercial aspects of the transaction.


Representative M&A transactions:

Public target transactions

• We represented Ternium in its US$2.7 billion acquisition of a co-controlling stake in Usiminas, Brazil’s largest steelmaker, and in the subsequent acquisition of additional Usiminas shares.

• We acted as counsel for Ternium and its controlling shareholder in their acquisition of Ternium shares in connection with a US$677 million secondary public offering of Ternium ADSs.

• We assisted Tenaris in connection with a US$ 758.5 million delisting tender offer for Brazilian steel manufacturer Confab. 

• We advised Ternium in its US$ 3.2 billion acquisition of Mexican steel producer Grupo Imsa.

• We assisted Tenaris in connection with its US$ 2.1 billion acquisition of Hydril, a leading U.S. manufacturer of premium connections and pressure control products for oil and gas drilling production.

• We represented Tenaris in its US$ 3.2 billion acquisition of Maverick Tube Corporation, a U.S. steel pipe manufacturer.

Private target transactions

• We represented Alpek in connection with its acquisition of BASF´s expandable polystyrene business in Argentina.

• We advised Elanco Animal Health in its acquisition of Novartis’ animal health business in Argentina.

• We represented Brenntag in its acquisition of Gafor’s chemical business.

• We assisted Tenaris in the acquisition of Shawcor’s participation in Socotherm Brazil.

• We assisted DAK Americas, a producer of PET resins, in the acquisition of CabelmaPET, a PET recycling operation.

• We represented E.ON in the sale of its participation in Argentine gas distributors Distribuidora de Gas del Centro and Distribuidora de Gas Cuyana to a consortium of Argentine investors.

• We represented shipping company Maersk in the sale of its controlling interest in South America Trucking.

• We advised Mitsui in connection with its acquisition of a 30% stake in Gestamp Automoción.

• We acted as counsel to Sandoz in the sale of its Argentine pharmaceutical manufacturing business to Asofarma.

• We assisted Silcotub in connection with its acquisition of sucker rod assets in Romania.

• We advised Mr. Hein Deprez in connection with the acquisition of a 70% stake in Univeg Fruit and Vegetables.

• We represented GEFCO in the acquisition of a 70% stake of Grupo Mercurio.

• We assisted Ternium in the acquisition of a 54% participation in Ferrasa, a Colombian long and flat steel products processor and distributor.

• We advised Whitney International University System in its acquisition of a higher education institution in Argentina.

• We represented Tenaris in the acquisition of a 40% interest of Pipe Coaters Nigeria, a leading company in the Nigerian pipe coating industry, and the negotiation of the related joint venture agreements.

• We represented Ternium in the sale of Venezuelan steel company Sidor as a result of its expropriation by the Venezuelan government.

• We advised Tenaris in the acquisition of a controlling stake in PT Seamless Pipe Indonesia Jaya.

• We assisted Ternium in the sale of four U.S. steel businesses to BlueScope Steel.

• We represented Tenaris in the sale of its pressure control business to General Electric.

• We acted as Nahuelsat’s counsel in connection with the transfer of satellite communication assets in Argentina to Ar-Sat

Joint Venture transactions

• We represented Tenaris, Ternium and Tecpetrol in connection with the negotiation and establishment of a joint venture for the construction and operation of a self-generating power plant in Mexico.

• We assisted AEI Services in a joint development of renewable energy projects with Pattern.

• We represented Tenaris in connection with a long term joint strategic alliance with AB Sandvik Materials for the distribution of stainless steel products.

• We advised Tenaris in the formation of a steel pipe coating joint venture with Socotherm in Brazil.

• We assisted Tenaris in the formation of NKK Tubes, a joint venture with JFE for the operation of seamless pipe manufacturing facility in Japan.