Francisco Martínez Iglesias

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Languages Known:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Experience:

Francisco Martínez has been a partner in the Corporate/Commercial Law Department since 2009. His areas of expertise include company law, M&A and private equity, from the perspective of acquiring holdings in companies as well as fundraising, being one of the partners in charge of the Structuring and Establishment of Private Equity Vehicles group. He is also a member of the Family Business group.

He specializes in private equity, an area in which he has amassed extensive experience in the design and implementation of projects for the establishment of private equity, venture capital and funds of funds vehicles, and also provides advice on numerous funds-based investment transactions, providing him with a comprehensive overview of the industry. He has participated in some of the highest-profile projects for the establishment of private equity vehicles to take place in Spain in recent years.

He has also been involved in a great number of M&A transactions and reorganizations in Spain across a range of industries (corporate, private equity and venture capital) and structures (buy outs with and without leverage, auction processes, sale and purchase of businesses, investment rounds, etc.).

Francisco Martínez has a wealth of experience in providing advice to companies, including on corporate reorganizations, and he serves as Board Secretary to numerous companies and multinational groups operating in various industries.

As a member of the family business practice area, he has acquired expertise in matters such as the preparation of protocols, advice on national and international joint ventures, shareholder disputes, processes for the withdrawal of shareholders and, in general, the provision of on-going commercial advice to family groups and high net worth clients.

He regularly lectures at Centro de Estudios de Garrigues, where in recent years he has taught classes on different Master’s courses relating to mergers and acquisitions and corporate aspects in the context of M&A transactions. He is also a regular speaker at seminars, courses and conferences.

Francisco Martínez is a member of Madrid Bar Association.

Academic background:

Degree in Law and in Economics and Business, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-3).

Publications:

Numerous articles and publications in specialist reviews and forums, including Revista Española de Capital Riesgo, Global Investment Magazine and madridmasd.org.