Corporate, M&A, private equity. Partner and co-head of Garrigues Colombia’s M&A group. Admitted to the practice of law in Colombia and New York. His M&A practice is focused on cross-border acquisitions representing strategic investors and private equity funds in acquiring assets based in Latin America and Colombian companies in acquiring companies abroad, in a wide range of industries, including, insurance, pharma, healthcare, tech, oil & gas, power, logistics, financial services and cash transport, for an aggregate amount of several billion USD. Key M&A deals include the multiple healthcare acquisitions in Colombia by Grupo Quirónsalud (a subsidiary of Fresenius), including most recently Centro Médico Imbanaco in Cali and Clínica de la Mujer in Bogota; Tiba’s acquisition of Grupo Bemel, a leading Colombian logistics group; the Colombian leg of Zurich Insurance Group’s acquisition of QBE’s Latin America Operations; Prosegur’s acquisition of cash-in-transit business Proval and Transval of Grupo Almo in Central America; Banco W’s acquisition of Financiera Pagos, among others.
Before joining Garrigues, Mr. Ordoñez practiced for several years in the U.S. at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Arnold & Porter LLP, with particular focus on corporate transactions in Latin America.