Jorge Escalante

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Private Equity


Jorge Escalante leads the office´s Capital Markets & Private Equity practices. With relentless dedication and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Jorge focuses on transactional capital markets and private equity matters with extensive experience in structuring complex fundraising transactions in the Mexican market. He advises clients on a wide range of financial matters, from initial public offerings (IPOs) to private equity investments and venture capital transactions. Jorge’s experience also includes debt capital markets (including sustainability-linked bond offerings), securities legal framework and secondary regulation, all types of private financings, and public and private securitizations. His broad knowledge of securities regulation, corporate law, and cross-border transactions has positioned him as a sought-after legal strategist.


Jorge's career is marked by several high-profile transactions and landmark deals, some of which are:


  • Actinver in its convertible debentures issuance as per direct investment of a major international private equity fund for an amount of MXN$2 billion.
  • A major international institutional investors in its real estate portfolio roll-up into the IPO of FIBRA SOMA.
  • Cox Energy in its initial public offering of shares in the Mexican securities market for an amount of MXN$393.6 million. This was the first IPO of a renewables company in Latin America and the first IPO in Mexico since 2017.
  • Banco Santander in its landmark exchange tender offer of Santander Mexico’s outstanding free-float capital stock.
  • Genomma Lab International in its exchange debt offer consisting of repurchase of outstanding bonds (certificados bursátiles) and issuance of MXN$2.4billion.
  • ZKC Administración in the securitization of real estate portfolio and establishment of debt shell placement program and first issuance and public offering of certificados bursátiles for and amount of MXN$2.7 billion.
  • Actis Gestor de Capital Mexico on its initial international feeder fund CERPI for an amount of USD$150 million.
  • Beel Infraestructure, Capital Índigo, Prudential and diverse domestic and international sponsors in the launch publicly-traded equity funds known as CKDs and CERPIs.
  • Major international and domestic sponsors in the design and establishment of private investment funds specialized in a wide range of sectors (including industrial and commercial real estate, private equity, private lending and infrastructure).



  • Universidad Panamericana, Commercial Law Specialist
  • Universidad Panamericana, Bachelor of Law (Licenciado en Derecho – JD Equivalent)


  • Mexico


  • Asociación Mexicana de Capital Privado (AMEXCAP)
  • Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (ANADE)
  • Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (BMA)
  • Professor of Corporate Governance at Universidad Panamericana law school, Ciudad UP campus.