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Codere fights for survival as debt bonds are classified to junk status

Codere SA is reportedly to be fighting for its survival and seeking new investment options to refinance its long-standing €900 million corporate debt bonds. Spanish business news source El Confidencial has reported that the Spanish gambling group has sanctioned Bank of America to lead renegotiations with bond holders for a further two-year extension on debt maturity terms which are set to expire …

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Codere secures €20m loan to safeguard Mexico unit

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has informed investors that it has secured a further €20 million loan which will support its Mexican business unit.  Sanctioned on Friday 13 March, Codere governance secured access to an additional MXN 500-million-peso bond (€20 million) with debt terms set for maturity in 2025.   Updating investors, Codere stated that the loan has been sanctioned …

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Codere pays high price for 2019 auditing blunders

Publishing its full-year 2019 trading results, Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has recorded corporate net losses of €62 million, representing a 32% increase on the firm’s cumulative €47 million loss recorded during FY2018.  Codere investors had little to cheer over as the embattled operator recorded declines across all core operating metrics, reporting a 6% drop in group revenues to …

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SEGOB Mexico appoints Cota Montaño as new ‘gambling general’

Olga Sanchez Cordero, Secretary of Governance of Mexico (SEGOB), has disclosed that Leonel Cota Montaño has been appointed as the Secretary-General of gambling supervisory department ‘Dirección General de Juegos y Sorteos’ (Games & Lotteries Mexico). A Labour Party (PT) political veteran, Cota Montaño is the former governor of the state of Baja California Sur (1999-2005) and will take leadership of …

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Codere secures €36m credit line to fund Mexican outlook

A filing placed with Spain’s CNMV capital markets commission has revealed that Codere SA has secured terms on two corporate credit lines, obtaining approximately €36 million in working capital to help the Bolsa Madrid gambling group maintain its Mexico and Uruguay business subsidiaries. The transaction sees Codere governance expand the volume of its existing €90 million revolving credit facility, of …

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LatAm foul play adds €15m losses to Codere 2019 accounts

Commissioned by Codere SA governance, ‘Big 4’ accountancy EY has confirmed a total impact of €15 million losses attributed as ‘intentional LatAm inconsistencies’ which will be accounted for in the Bolsa Madrid gambling group’s full-year 2019 results. October trading saw Codere declare to Spain’s CNMV markets authority that year-to-date accounts had been overstated by a reported €13-20 million attached to …

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Codere reviews ‘corporate structure’ following damaging LatAm investigation

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has sanctioned a review of its ‘operating structure’, following an independent investigation of auditing discrepancies found within its LatAm subsidiaries. This October, an embattled Codere governance was forced to declare to Spain’s CNMV markets authority that year-to-date accounts had ‘overstated earnings’ by €13-20 million attached to the firm’s LatAm business unit. Facing investor backlash, …

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Vague Morena mandate causes confusion on Mexican gambling taxes

Mexican gambling stakeholders have been left confused by Morena Party’s intended tax frameworks, which seek to modify the nation’s governing ‘Federal Law of Games and Sweepstakes (LFJS)’. This October, Morena Deputy Emmanuel Reyes Carmona presented the party’s LFJS tax modifications, reported by national media as a ‘20% excise increase’ on online gambling activities. The miscommunication relates to a poorly worded …

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Dire Q3 sees Codere declare group losses of €30 million

Publishing its Q3 trading statement, Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA records performance declines across all key operating markets, impacting the firm’s corporate recovery. Reporting declines across all South American territories (except Uruguay) and a stagnating performance in its home market of Spain, Codere posts a 3.6% decline in group revenue to €343 million (Q32018: €356m). Despite reducing its exposure …

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Orenes launches new ‘VERSUS’ identity targeting rapid global growth

Seeking to expand its international appeal, Spanish gambling firm Grupo Orenes has rebranded its flagship commercial property ‘Viva La Suerte’ to ‘VERSUS’. This week the Murcia (Alicante) based gambling group held a press conference in which it retired its Viva La Suerte brand, announcing the launch of VERSUS (Versus.es) as its lead B2C entity, which Orenes will export internationally. Javier …

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