17 June 2015 – Cinco Días
Barceló Corporación Empresarial has signed an agreement with BBVA to acquire the remaining 57.5% stake in Occidental Hoteles Management, which would turn the Mallorcan hotel group, the current holder of 42.5% of the hotel chain, into the sole owner of the company.
In a statement, Barceló reported that the operation is subject to the necessary authorisation being granted by the competition authorities in Mexico. It also said that the addition of Occidential to its portfolio represented “a very significant step” in its growth strategy in Latin America.
As soon as this procedure has been completed, which is expected to take around three months, Barceló will acquire 100% of Occidental’s shares and will begin to manage the properties.
On 4 May, Barceló purchased a 42.5% stake in Occidental Hoteles, from the company’s minority shareholders….The option of acquiring 100% of Occidental’s capital was something the Mallorcan hotel group had in mind at the time. (…)
Through the acquisition of Occidental Hoteles, the Mallorcan tourism group would strengthen its position in the Caribbean with new properties in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. It would also gain a foothold in new countries such as Aruba, Colombia and Haití. (…)
Original story: Cinco Días
Translation: Carmel Drake