July 1, 2022

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Fattal raises €315m to buy 30 European hotels

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Israeli resort chain operator Fattal Holdings (1998) Ltd. (TASE: FTAL) has described that it has raised €315 million from Israeli institutional traders led by Harel Insurance plan Investments and Economical Expert services (TASE: HARL) and Menorah Mivtachim Group (TASE: MMHD) in buy to expand its lodge portfolio in Europe. The volume lifted could enhance to €400 million if Leumi Partners and other investors sign up for the offer.

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Fattal intends buying 30 motels and the firm, controlled by David Fattal (65%) options concentrating its acquisitions on Western Europe, generally in Germany, Spain and the British isles but the firm claimed it would also take into consideration acquisitions in Poland, Greece and Portugal. The company reported that it has previously acquired two motels with 260 rooms in Malaga and Majorca in Spain for €40 million.

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Fattal now sees an chance in the wake of the Covid pandemic and thinks that despite the fact that some limits are still in spot in some EU nations around the world, occupancy ranges and bookings suggest that the disaster is for the most portion over, and the Russia-Ukraine war has not impacted tourism in Western Europe.

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Fattal CFO Shahar Aka explained, “The Covid crisis has produced an option in Europe to obtain resort assets at appealing rates. The firm’s management has been uncovered to lots of chances on the continent in latest months and we believe that far more options will be designed throughout 2022 as lodge proprietors who will be essential to refinance financial loans that they have taken in the previous from banks may well encounter financing difficulties.”

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As of March 2022, Fattal was running 192 accommodations which have been open out of 227 in the chain. The business operates 170 accommodations in Europe and 57 in Israel. Fattal operates in 19 international locations and has 64 lodges in Germany and 48 accommodations in the United kingdom.

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In March 2022, Fattal recorded normal occupancy of 60% in its Israeli motels in contrast with 74% in advance of the outbreak of the Covid pandemic in 2019. Regular occupancy in Europe was 52.8% when compared with 79% prior to the pandemic in 2019.

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Posted by Globes, Israel small business information – en.globes.co.il – on April 17, 2022.

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