Mexico City, January 3, 2017.  Santamarina & Steta acted as Mexican legal advisor for Lonza Group AG (Lonza) in the global acquisition of Capsugel S.A. and its subsidiaries (Capsugel), which are engaged in the manufacturing of capsule products and other drug delivery systems, at a total purchase price of USD$5.5 billion dollars and assuming a debt of USD$2 billion dollars.

The Santamarina & Steta specialized team was led by partner Jorge Barrero Stahl and associate Carlos Argüelles González, whose practices are focused on corporate, finance matters, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and international trades, among others.

The firms involved in the transaction were:

Advisors of Lonza in Mexico: Santamarina & Steta, S.C.

Advisors of Lonza in USA: Jenner & Block LLP.