Tag Archives: Norman Sorensen

Codere records 10X losses seeking vital lifeline 

Embattled Codere SA has published its Q1 2020 trading statement, declaring group-wide losses of €97m as the company continues to seek vital funding for its operating units. The figure represents a 10X increase on its corresponding Q1 2019 losses of €8.6m, as Codere’s European and South American gambling venues have ceased trading due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  The Bolsa …

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Codere Chairman pursues final options to save the company 

Codere SA is pursuing emergency financing options having failed to convince investors to back its business recovery plans, according to Spanish business news source La Razon.  The embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling group has failed to secure a further €100m credit line to keep it’s Spanish and LaTam retail business units afloat during lockdown. On the edge of bankruptcy, Codere is …

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Codere Chairman calls for political sense following Royal Decree approval

Norman Sorensen, Chairman of Grupo Codere SA, has urged Spanish ministers to maintain reasoned dialogue and analysis of Spain’s gambling sector.  Sorensen made his comment in a letter accompanying Codere’s Bolsa Madrid annual statement, which emphasised that Spanish gambling has been besieged by ‘false beliefs’ and ‘radical political positions’ against its incumbents.  Sorensen’s appeal comes after Spain’s new coalition government …

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US ruling allows Martinez Sampedro family full disclosure on Codere investors

Connecticut’s District Court has granted the Martinez Sampedro family a major concession in its ongoing legal dispute against Grupo Codere SA’s US debt-holders, upholding the family’s ‘discovery demand’ against Silver Point, Contrarian and Abrahams Capital hedge funds. Securing its Connecticut demand, the Martinez Sampedro family – enterprise founders of Codere – will be able to access all information related to …

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The Sampedro Family launches US appeal against governance dismissal

Spanish business news sources report that the Sampedro Family, the enterprise founders of Grupo Codere have filed a US lawsuit against the firm’s private equity debt-holders, claiming unfair dismissal and non-representation from the firm’s corporate governance structures. The filing is led by former Codere President Jose Antonio Martinez Sampedro and brother Luis Javier (former Vice President), seeking to annul Codere …

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