Realia Finalises €700M Syndicated Loan To Repay Debt

23 February 2017 – Expansión

Realia is finalising a syndicated loan amounting to around €700 million. And with just the finishing touches left to complete, all indications are that the company controlled by Carlos Slim will reach an agreement with its new creditors within the next few weeks, just in time to cancel the debt held by its subsidiary Patrimonio before it matures, on 27 April.

In addition to CaixaBank, which will lead the new loan syndicate, Santander and Bankia have approved the operation and are negotiating with other banks to include them in the agreement as well.

“Realia Patrimonio is currently negotiating its refinancing with several entities”, explained the company in a document submitted to the CNMV, in which it warned that if, by the aforementioned maturity date, the entity has not reached an agreement with its creditors or it has not been possible to secure new financing sources, then “it will have a liquidity problem”.

In April 2007, Realia Patrimonio undertook a debt restructuring through the subscription of a syndicated loan with Caja Madrid and Banesto, which subsequently transferred part of its exposure to another 14 entities for an initial maximum amount of €1,087 million, which it has been repaying ever since. Currently, its debt balance amounts to around €680 million.

Original story: Expansión (by R. Arroyo)

Translation: Carmel Drake

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