SHIPPING AND AVIATION GROWTH
During the year we further expanded our shipping fleet with the purchase of 10 vessels. We also took delivery of previously ordered aircraft, bringing our total fleet to 36 aircraft.
UNILEVER AND IBM AMONG ANCHOR TENANTS AT FSA’S OPTIMA BUSINESS PARK
FSA Group, Libra's South American commercial and property arm, marks a successful five years on the South American continent with the launch of the third phase of Optima Business Park in Greater Buenos Aires. Anchor tenants on this prestigious office development include Unilever, IBM and Mapfre.
Grace Hotels appeared in the prestigious Condé Nast Hot List for the third year running. 2010 also saw major expansion of the group's global footprint with the announcement of new Grace hotels in Panama City and Newport, Rhode Island and Cafayate, Argentina.
Acquisition of Greenwood Fuels in July 2010. This Wisconsin-based renewable energy company converts industrial by-products into sustainable alternatives to coal and serves the power generation needs of industrial companies and utilities across the USA.
FLORIDA REAL ESTATE
FCA opens an office in Miami, Florida and undertakes investment in a substantial portfolio of residential properties in southeast Florida.
2010 saw the opening of Libra Group representative offices in Beijing, China and Hamburg, Germany. These offices provide a gateway to all of Libra's commercial interests 'under one roof'.