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Ropes & Gray Team Advising Satmex on Comprehensive Recapitalization

Practices: Business Restructuring

Ropes & Gray is serving as U.S. counsel to a group of secured bondholders in the recapitalization of Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. (Satmex), a leading provider of fixed satellite services in Mexico, announced Jan. 25. The recapitalization will de-lever Satmex’s balance sheet, provide the money to finance the timely completion of Satmex 8, a satellite scheduled to be launched in 2012 to replace the company's Satmex 5 satellite, and lay the groundwork for the future construction of Satmex 7, which is intended to replace the Solidaridad 2 satellite. The parties anticipate the recapitalization transactions to be consummated through a pre-packaged bankruptcy in the U.S.

The Ropes & Gray team is led by business restructuring partners Mark Bane (New York) and Stephen Moeller-Sally (Boston), and corporate partner Patrick Diaz (Boston).

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