23 May 2019 – Eje Prime
According to financial sources, in April, the fund Apollo Global Management submitted a bid for the whole real estate portfolio that El Corte Inglés has had on the market since the beginning of the year. However, the offer did not convince the management team of the department stores.
Since then, the ECI group has opened up the possibility of allowing interested parties to bid for part of the portfolio so as to maximise the value of the properties. However, the risk with that option is that some properties will end up being left unsold.
With the deadline for bids closing today, nothing is being ruled out. In fact, Apollo could still win if it was willing to increase its offer.
The portfolio contains 95 assets and includes shopping centres, offices and other types of assets such as parking lots, land and homes.
Original story: Eje Prime
Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake