Clearwater International advises Aligros SpA on the refinancing of its financial indebtedness
Clearwater International has advised Aligros SpA (Aligros), formerly a renowned retailer, now a real estate developer, on the refinancing of its existing indebtedness and the raising of new capital sources, through a debt restructuring agreement according to article 67 of the Italian Bankruptcy Law.
The refinancing involved Solution Bank, AMCO and MPS Leasing & Factoring and enabled the reimbursement of the existing financial institutions' exposures.
Aligros, formerly known in the retail sector through the management of supermarket chains and Cash & Carry, is now active in the development and management of commercial and residential assets including among others, shopping malls, business centres, residential apartments, and sea-front residences that are located in Puglia in the municipalities of Lecce, Brindisi and Taranto.
The transaction allows Aligros to rebalance its financial indebtedness and to secure the company’s financial structure. Consequently, the company will be able to pursue new market opportunities, investments and further development, in line with its strategic long-term plan.
The business plan foresees the gradual repayment of bank debt only through operating income from its core activities that involve among others, the management of a real estate portfolio, located in the municipalities of Lecce, Brindisi and Taranto, destined to commercial and tourism-related activities.