Tag Archives: Grupo Codere

Codere appoints ‘transformation pro’ Luis Sanchez Serrano to lead digitisation strategy

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has confirmed the appointment of Luis Sanchez Serrano as new Corporate Director for Technology and Digitisation. A fresh face to the gambling sector, Sanchez Serrano is a 23-year veteran of the Spanish financial services industry, having led technology and innovation divisions for Liberbank, Bankinter and Banco Espirito Santo Portugal. Moving forward the executive will …

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Codere reforms organisation to drive ‘global efficiencies’

The governance of Bolsa Madrid-listed Grupo Codere SA has allowed the firm’s executive team to carry out a series of organisational reforms, designed to improve and simplify Codere’s globalised day-to-day operating structures. In its update, the executive of embattled Codere, details that organisational reforms are needed to simplify the firm’s regional units, enhance commercial capacities, whilst improving corporate operating margins …

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All eyes on wounded Grupo Codere

European business analysts are monitoring the movements of Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere SA closely, as the embattled company faces multiple obstacles in its corporate recovery. Following the publication of its Q3 2018 trading update (13 Nov) in which the company posted year-to-date net losses of €55 million, Codere has witnessed its share price collapse from €6.20 to €2.85 …

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Codere eyes Malta expansion for tax relief

Embattled Spanish gambling group Codere SA is reported to be reviewing its financial structures, seeking to increase its operating presence within Malta, as corporate governance moves to lessen the firm’s fiscal liabilities. The Bolsa-Madrid enterprise seeks to replicate the operating structure of many European gambling counterparts, maintaining its management headquarters in Madrid, whilst migrating certain operational departments to Malta. At …

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Blackstone eyes tricky Codere Spain buyout

Spanish business news source OK Diario has reported that US multi-national private equity firm Blackstone is preparing a bid for Grupo Codere, Spain’s largest gambling operator. The private equity firm, seeks to create the world’s leading Spanish-language gambling/betting group, merging its recently acquired Grupo CIRSA asset with Codere’s enterprise. In its report, OK Diario details that Blackstone executives have turned …

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Codere’s 2018 opening hurt by severe South American currency declines

Steep South American currency declines against the US dollar, having impacted Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere’s Q1 2018 performance. Publishing its Q1 2018 trading update (period ending 31 March), Codere reveals a corporate revenue and earnings decline, despite growth in its home market of Spain. Group operating revenues, declined by 5.5% to €383 million (Q1 2017: €405 million), as …

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Codere appoints Juan Bautista Ordóñez as Argentina lead

Spanish gambling operator Grupo Codere has confirmed the appointment of Juan Bautista Ordóñez as its first Argentina Chief Executive Officer. A seasoned South American commercial executive, Bautista Ordóñez joins Codere’s executive team from Canadian multi-national mining firm Barrick Gold Corporation, where he formerly served as Managing Director of Argentina. Taking leadership of ‘Codere Argentina’, Bautista Ordóñez will be tasked with …

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Codere returns to profit as new leadership plans for 2018 upgrades

Spanish gambling operator Grupo Codere has published its 2017 full-year results, reporting metric growth across its group assets and KPIs. The refinanced Spanish legacy gambling operator, reports a 6% increase in corporate revenues to €1.6 billion (FY 2016: €1.55 billion). Operating under its restructured corporate recovery plan, Codere reports a 2017 group EBITDA of €246 million, up 26% on corresponding …

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Home expansion sees Codere hit +2,500 betting points in Spain

Spanish gambling firm, Grupo Codere has announced that it has surpassed +2,500 betting points operating within its home market of Spain. During the first two months of 2018, Codere has strategically expanded its retail presence in the regions of Andalucía and the Balearic Islands. The Balearic and Andalusian expansions support Codere’s 2017 dedicated betting shop openings in Madrid and Castilla …

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Vicente Di Loreto takes Codere leadership as company ends family affair

Spanish gambling operator Grupo Codere begins 2018 by undertaking a leadership and governance restructure. Updating the market, Codere confirmed the appointment of Vicente Di Loreto as new Group Chief Executive, replacing current incumbent José Antonio Martínez Sampedro as the company leader. Di Loreto the former COO of Codere Latin America (2005-2010) will be supported by new Executive Chairman Norman Sorensen …

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