Chadbourne Represents Southern Cross Latin America Private Equity Fund IV, L.P. in Connection with Its Investment in Estrella International Energy Services Ltd.
August 10, 2012
Chadbourne & Parke LLP represented Southern Cross Latin America Private Equity Fund IV, L.P. (“Southern Cross”) in connection with its investment in Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. The deal closed August 10, 2012.
Pursuant to the investment agreement signed on June 26, 2012, an affiliate of Southern Cross purchased 166,666,667 units of Estrella (representing approximately 55.7% of Estrella’s outstanding Common Shares, plus warrants for additional Common Shares) for gross proceeds of CAD$25,000,000. Chadbourne was actively involved in negotiating the investment.
Southern Cross is a private equity fund formed in 2010 with approximately $1.68 billion in capital commitments and which targets investments in Latin America. Chadbourne has regularly represented Southern Cross as well as its predecessor funds in connection with their formation and with various portfolio company acquisitions and dispositions. Estrella is a group of companies engaged in providing services to the petroleum, mining and geothermal industries in Latin America.
Principal attorneys working on the transaction were New York partners Morton Grosz, Kevin Smith and Erez Tucner, as well as associate Patrick Narvaez