Polaris World. We’ve all watched the TV ads with renowned golfer Jack Nicklaus selling us an affordable dream lifestyle under the sun surrounded by beautiful golf courses just a short drive away from the beach.
Unfortunately the dream may turn into a nightmare for many would-be off-plan buyers as Polaris World is now on the verge of filing for Insolvency within the next week. The events which have lead to this situation can be summarised as follows:
- On the 22nd December 2009 Polaris World filed before Murcia’s Company Court number two a proposal to reach an agreement with its creditors within three months thus avoiding filing for Creditor Protection.
- On the 22nd of March 2010 it requested an additional -and final- extension of 30 days which was granted by the court.
- This extension ends in 8 day’s time, on the 22nd of April 2010.
If Polaris World fails to refinance its whole debt within the next week it will be forced to file for receivership in what would become one of Spain’s largest insolvency proceedings do date.
The positive note is that out of the €985 million (870 million pounds) in debt that it needed to renegotiate so as to remain afloat it has already successfully negotiated over €900 million over the last three months. Within the next 8 days Polaris World legal representatives will lead a frantic race against time to strike a deal on the last hour on the pending €85 million.
The stakes are high and the pressure must be almost unbearable for all those involved.
Taking in perspective what’s already been achieved by the negotiators, I believe the €85 million seems a feasible goal.
Source: El Economista (http://www NULL.eleconomista NULL.es/empresas-finanzas/noticias/2049813/04/10/Polaris-tiene-10-dias-para-pactar-con-la-banca-o-presentar-concurso-de-acreedores NULL.html)