Alejandro Ortiz advises clients on their most valuable M&A and international private equity transactions, as well as across the life cycle of their investments.

Mr. Ortiz draws on decades of public and private M&A experience, having helped clients navigate more than 40 takeover bids in Spain in recent years. He regularly acts for major international and domestic fund managers on leveraged buyouts and exits from their Spanish investments. His experience bridges multiple market sectors, including:

  • Private equity
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Retail, including food and beverage

He regularly garners recognition from leading publications and league tables, including Mergermarket, Chambers Europe, and The Legal 500 EMEA. Mr. Ortiz has appeared multiple times on Mergermarket’s top-10 European M&A rankings, including ranking first in Iberia both by deal number and value in 2018 and by value in 2017 and 2020. 

A recognized thought leader, Mr. Ortiz is a lecturer on commercial law at the Complutense University and on mergers and acquisitions at ICADE and IE in Madrid.

Mr. Ortiz’s experience includes advising:

Public M&A

  • Apollo on the takeover bid launched over Applus+, a worldwide leader in the testing, inspection, and certification sector
  • The shareholders of Opdenergy, an independent renewable energy producer, in the takeover bid launched by Antin Infrastructure Partners 
  • IFM Investors in a public takeover offer for up to a 22.69% stake in Naturgy, which was the largest energy transaction in Spain in 2021 and garnered recognition as Deal of the Year by Expansión*
  • Several other takeover bids, including Abertis, Aldeasa, Amadeus, Campofrío, Cementos Portland Valderrivas, Cepsa, Cortefiel, Deoleo, Europac, Euskatel, Gas Natural, Metrovacesa, Parquesol, Realia, Saeta Yield, Sotogrande, Tecnocom, and Telepizza*

Private Equity

  • ProA Capital on acquiring isEazy, a Spanish group of companies primarily engaged in developing and selling B2B e-learning solutions
  • The Carlyle Group on most of its investments in Spain, including on acquiring:
    • A 40% stake in Cepsa from Mubadala*
    • Logoplaste and its subsequent sale to OTPP*
    • Cupa Group and subsequent sale to Brookfield*
    • Telecable and subsequent sale and merger with Euskaltel*
  • Sixth Street on acquiring an interest in Real Madrid’s business unit engaged in exploiting the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium*
  • Incus Capital on acquiring a 10% stake in Aguas de Valencia*
  • OTPP on acquiring Mémora Group and its subsequent sale to Grupo Catalana Occidente*
  • Macquarie and Wren House on acquiring all of E.ON’s Spanish and Portuguese businesses, and the sale of Viesgo Generación to Repsol*
  • ProA Capital on most of its investments and divestments, including Pastas Gallo, Solitium, Sigla, Saba, Eugin, and Ibermática*
  • Hayfin on selling Grupo Itevelesa to DIF Capital Partners*
  • EFG Hermes on acquiring a 49% stake in a portfolio of EDP’s European wind assets and its subsequent sale to J.P. Morgan*

Other M&A

  • KPMG on selling KPMG Impulsa, a Spanish online provider of accounting, tax, commercial, and labor services, to Legalitas
  • Globalia Corporación Empresarial on selling its 80% stake in Air Europa, a Spain-based airline service provider, to IAG
  • Kensing on acquiring Advanced Organic Materials, a pioneering producer of non-GMO plant-based vitamin E and phytosterols 
  • Primefin on its 10% investment in El Corte Inglés and its subsequent partial divestment*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • Dual Degree Program in Business Administration and Management (ADE) and Law (E-3), ICADE - Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - Madrid