Blackstone & Santander Rescue Popular’s Marina d’Or Fiasco

11 June 2019 – Expansión

Quasar, the company created by Blackstone (51%) and Banco Santander (49%) to take over the management of Popular’s property portfolio, has injected €101 million into the company Platja Amplaries, which owns the Marina d’Or group’s apartments, parking spaces and land, to avoid its dissolution.

Platja Amplaries had run up losses of €170 million but Quasar’s cash injection has increased the company’s share capital to €108.3 million. The company’s assets were reportedly worth €285 million when it was created in 2011, but their value had fallen to just €85 million by the time Quasar took ownership two years ago.

Original story: Expansión (by A.C.A.)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

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