Grivalia Hospitality’s acquisition of 60% stake in the Pearl Island resort project in Panama

Watson Farley & Williams advised Grivalia Hospitality on the agreement for the purchase from Dolphin Capital Investors of a 60% stake in the Pearl Island resort project in Panama.

Grivalia Hospitality is the Luxembourg-based tourism and hospitality subsidiary of Grivalia Properties REIC and this transaction constitutes its first investment. The agreed price for the stake is €27m in cash, of which €1m has already been disbursed as an advance payment, while another €24m will be paid upon the completion of the transaction and the remaining €2m will be deposited in an escrow account for a period of 12 months.

One of the largest privately owned islands in Panama’s Las Perlas archipelago with a total land area of 13.23 square kilometres, Pearl Island is to be developed into a unique high-quality, eco-friendly resort with at least three hotels, as well as villas and residential units.

The WFW team advising Grivalia Hospitality was jointly led by London corporate Partner and Head of the Hotels Group Felicity Jones (Picture) and Athens Partner and Head of the Greek Corporate, Projects and Finance practice Virginia Murray.

Involved fees earner: Felicity Jones – Watson Farley & Williams; Virginia Murray – Watson Farley & Williams;

Law Firms: Watson Farley & Williams;

Clients: Grivalia Hospitality SA;

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