Louis S. Mercedes

Louis Mercedes practices in the area of corporate law, concentrating on private equity and venture capital financings, M&A, recapitalizations, and other complex business transactions in the United States and abroad. He has experience across various industries, including financial services, technology, communications, and media.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2014, Louis represented the lead private equity investors in the equity, subordinated debt, and senior debt financings of a joint venture with Warner Bros. totaling $600 million (the transaction was awarded "Media Industry Deal of Year" by Investment Dealers' Digest). He also represented private equity funds or investors in: making a controlling investment in a Brazilian fiber company; the acquisition of a money transfer business with operations in the United States, Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain; the acquisition of wireless PCS assets divested from Cingular Wireless and related financing; the negotiation of controlling investments in a Puerto Rican cable TV operator; and the successful $160 million acquisition of a Puerto Rican wireless company pursuant to a Section 363 bankruptcy auction. [1]