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Axel Miranda is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Practice where he advises multinational clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, private offerings, and private equity and venture capital fund formation and investments.

Axel focuses his practice on general corporate law and corporate governance, advising on a range of complex cross-border transactions involving countries in North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. He also regularly assists corporations and venture capital funds in financings, strategic investments, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border licensing and technology transactions.

Axel graduated from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law where he was the recipient of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Scholarship, the Carl McGowan Fellowship, the Edward & Darlene Meier Scholarship, and the Highest Level of Public Service Star. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Representative Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Petlove&Co. in connection with its financing round with existing major investors, Tarpon, SoftBank, L Catterton, Porto Seguro and Monashees, and a new initial investment by Riverwood Capital. This is the largest financing round in Petlove&Co’s history.
  • SoftBank Latin America Fund in connection with a Series B funding round for Incode, a next-generation identity and authentication platform for global enterprises.
  • SoftBank Latin America Fund in connection with a Series C funding round in Addi, a fintech startup based in Bogota, Colombia that offers buy-now-pay-later technology.
  • SoftBank Latin America Fund in connection with a Series D funding round in Open Co, a Brazilian consumer credit company.
  • SoftBank Latin America Fund on leading a Series B funding round for Laika, a Colombia-based pet supplies e-commerce platform.
  • SoftBank Group Corp. and SoftBank Vision Fund in the $40 billion sale of UK headquartered multinational semiconductor and software design company Arm Limited to U.S. chip company NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA).
  • SoftBank in the sale of its stake in robotics company Boston Dynamics, Inc. to Hyundai Motor Company.
  • SoftBank in connection with a US$150 million (R$822 million) preferred equity investment in Afya Limited, the largest medical education group in Brazil.
  • SoftBank in connection with a R$450 million (c. US$84.5 million) financing round in Descomplica, the first Brazilian EdTech company to enter the higher education market. 
  • SoftBank in connection with a $108 million financing round in Pismo, a technology company providing an all-in-one processing platform for banking, payments, and financial markets infrastructure.
  • SoftBank in connection with a Series C financing round totaling $50 million in GAIA, an e-commerce platform for the sale of furniture and design accessories in Mexico.
  • Sky Harbour LLC, a developer of private aviation infrastructure focused on building, leasing, and managing business aviation hangars, in connection with its business combination agreement with Yellowstone Acquisition Company (NASDAQ: YSAC, YSACU, and YSACW), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by Boston Omaha Corporation (NASDAQ:BOMN).
  • SoftBank in connection with its investment of $150 million into a subsidiary of Grupo Bursatil Mexicano (GBM), a leading investment platform in the Mexican stock market.
  • SoftBank in a joint venture with WeWork that provides SoftBank Latin America Fund with the exclusive right to operate the WeWork brand in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
  • SoftBank in connection with a Series E financing round led by the SoftBank Latin America Fund totaling $190 million in MadeiraMadeira, a Brazilian online home goods platform.
  • SoftBank in connection with a Series C financing round in JusBrasil, a platform that connects people to justice through lawyers and legal information.
  • SoftBank in connection with a Series C financing round led by the SoftBank Latin America Fund in Contabilizei, a Brazilian online platform that offers affordable tax-filing and accounting SaaS for SMEs in Brazil.
  • SoftBank in connection with a Series D financing round led by the SoftBank Latin America Fund in Olist, a Brazilian e-commerce platform.
  • SoftBank in connection with a Series D financing round totaling $225 million in VTEX, a leading e-commerce platform serving global brands and retailers in 28 countries.
  • Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) in its acquisition of YellowPepper, a fintech pioneer with proprietary technology and partnerships supporting leading financial institutions and startups across nine Latin American and Caribbean countries including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Trinidad and Tobago.
  • SoftBank in connection with a Series C financing round totaling $225 million in Kavak, a Mexican online platform for buying and selling used cars.
  • SoftBank in connection with a Series B financing round totaling $108 million in Acesso Digital, a Brazilian IDTech pioneer in ID protection solutions.
  • Vertical Bridge in the $213 million acquisition of nearly all of the towers owned by broadcast company Cumulus Media and certain other related assets.
  • SoftBank in connection with the establishment of a Latin America-focused joint venture with OYO, a SoftBank portfolio company.
  • SoftBank, as well as its portfolio company, Riverwood Capital, in connection with a Series C financing round led by SoftBank’s Latin America Fund in Brazilian data science company Cortex.
  • SoftBank in connection with a Series B financing round led by SoftBank’s Latin America Fund totaling US$125 million in AlphaCredit, one of the fastest growing technology-enabled financial platforms in Latin America.
  • SoftBank in its joint US$150 million Series C round investment with Tencent in Argentine fintech company Ualá.
  • SoftBank in its US$100 million investment in Konfio, an online lending platform in Mexico.
  • Liberty Latin America Ltd., a leading telecommunications company with operations in Chile, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and other parts of Latin America, in its acquisition of an 80 percent stake in Cabletica, a leading Costa Rican cable operator, from Televisora Costa Rica, S.A., for approximately US$250 million.*
  • Rentokil North America, the North American subsidiary of Rentokil Initial plc (LSE: RTO), in its acquisition of 100 percent of the issued and outstanding membership interests of Vector Disease Acquisition, LLC.*
  • Linx S.A., a management software solutions provider, in its acquisition of Synthesis Group, a software developer and consultancy company, for US$16 million.*
  • Sky Harbour Capital LLC, a subsidiary of aviation infrastructure developer Sky Harbour LLC, in its agreement to sell $166.34 million Series 2021 private activity tax-exempt senior bonds through municipal conduit issuer, Public Finance Authority.
  • The Chilean, Peruvian, and Colombian operating companies of Andean Telecom Partners in a syndicated senior secured financing totaling approximately $170 million and a subsequent syndicated senior secured financing totaling $35 million.
  • Andean Tower Partners Colombia, operator and developer of wireless telecommunications infrastructure owned by Digital Bridge, in the US$55 million refinancing operation granted by Scotiabank Colpatria. Andean Tower Partners Colombia is expected to use the funds to develop and acquire telecommunications infrastructure assets.
  • CIFI Panama, S.A., a non-bank financial institution in Latin America and the Caribbean specializing in infrastructure and energy financing, in a structuring of a corporate loan for TAG Group, S.A. and certain of its affiliates.
  • Avianca group airlines in the financing of three Airbus A320-233 Aircraft and one Airbus A319-132 Aircraft.*
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