Vicente González specializes in restructurings and transaction advisory. Mr. González has 20 years of experience advising some of the largest Mexican corporations on their restructuring processes. His industry experience includes financial institutions, construction, gaming, automotive, paper products and food.
Mr. González has vast experience in transaction advisory, having advised numerous foreign investors seeking access to the Mexican market. His experience includes all aspects of development and implementation of restructuring plans in an out-of-court setting or through Concurso Mercantil, as well as due diligence, financial modeling, review of business plans, liquidation analysis, valuations, cash management and interim management services.
In regards to his financial institution experience, Mr. González advised the Board of Directors of a financial institution in the investigation of the diversion of funds obtained from the capital markets; the five largest Mexican banks with respect to their exposures at GEO, Homex and Urbi, Mexico’s three largest homebuilders; and the unsecured creditors of the second largest Mexican mortgage company in the restructuring of USD$600 million of debt.
Mr. González’s construction experience includes advising Empresas ICA, one of the largest construction companies in Latin America; Collado, a steel conglomerate in Mexico, regarding its portfolio companies with the objective of maximizing the value of the individual companies, which included the operational review of each company, a review of the business plans and the likely prospects of the companies going forward; and the lenders of GCC, a Mexican cement and ready mix concrete producer with significant operations in the U.S. on the restructuring of its USD$650 million bank and private placement debt.
In regards to the food industry, Mr. González advised the secured creditors of on the largest wholesalers and groceries distributors in Mexico and advised the main lender of a Mexican rice producer in the review of its business plan, where the company was undergoing significant financial issues and needed to restructure USD$120 million of debt.
Mr. González’s paper products experience includes advising the unsecured creditors committee of a paper products manufacturer (kraft, printing and writing) with over USD$150 million of debt and advising Corporación Durango, a Mexican paper company, in the successful restructuring of bonds of USD$540 million.
Additional experience includes advising Grupo Martí, a leading retailer of sporting goods in Mexico, and one of the main players in the premium fitness centers space. He also advised Sanluis Rassini, an auto parts producer, in the restructuring of its bank debt of USD$225 million and advised the parent company with respect to its reorganization. Mr. González is fluent is English and Spanish.