FSA ANNOUNCES LOGISTICS DEVELOPMENT IN URUGUAY
FSA Group announces 'Polo 101', a $25 million logistics facility development in Uruguay with capacity to host over 45,000 sq m of warehousing and office space. It is located in Montevideo's eastern logistics corridor, just 2 km from the Carrasco International Airport.
LOMAR FLEET RISES TO OVER 60
Lomar continues its fleet expansion with the addition of six container ships to its fleet, the declaration of options on its newbuilding orders as well as the placement of new orders for bulk carriers from the COSCO shipyard in China, taking the company's fleet to over 60 vessels.
SECOND GRACE HOTEL IN ARGENTINA
Following opening of Grace Cafayate in Northwest Argentina, Grace Hotels forms partnership with 'La Dolfina', the iconic lifestyle brand created by polo legend Adolfo Cambiaso, and announces creation of 'La Dolfina Grace' hotel and villas near Buenos Aires.
GREENWOOD BIOSAR BUILDS FIRST INDUSTRIAL SOLAR PARK IN PANAMA
Greenwood Biosar, the construction arm of Libra's Greenwood Energy, is awarded the contract to build Panama's first ever utility-scale solar power plant; the 2.4 MW park near Chitre is connected by the end of the year.
GRACE HOTELS ACQUIRES ICONIC PROPERTY IN ST. MORITZ
Grace Hotels acquires the historic La Margna hotel in the heart of St. Moritz, Switzerland. The hotel will undergo an extensive programme of renovation and transformation to create Grace St. Moritz which will include an all-new spa, three restaurants and luxury Grace-serviced apartments for sale.
LIBRA SPONSORS THIRD CONCORDIA SUMMIT
Held over two days in New York, the summit convened delegates and speakers from the business, public and non-profit sectors including world leaders from Chile, Spain, Georgia and Estonia. The theme was 'investing in youth' and how public-private partnerships can empower the next generation.
LIBRA RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO CLOSE TO 100 MW
With the acquisition of four new solar parks in North America, Libra's global renewable energy portfolio hits a generating capacity close to 100 MW across more than 20 facilities in the USA and Europe. Pipeline projects account for over 150 MW of additional capacity.
TRIO OF GRACE HOTELS FOR NEW ENGLAND
Grace Hotels announces that it will add The White Barn Inn in Kennebunk, ME, to the Grace family and acquires the iconic Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, CT. Together with Vanderbilt Grace in Newport, RI, this will create a trio of the finest hotels in New England.
NEW WIND FARMS FOR EUROENERGY IN GREECE
EuroEnergy acquires new wind farms in Greece. With a combined generating capacity of over 40 MW, they will produce in excess of 75 GWh for the Greek national grid.
FURTHER HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND BOUTIQUE HOTEL FOR USH
US Hotels acquires luxury boutique hotel, The Wolfeboro Inn, in New Hampshire. The 44-room hotel alongside Lake Winnipesaukee offers guests the ideal combination of rustic charm with modern amenities. It is also home to the legendary Wolfe's Tavern dating back to 1812.
HYATT PLACE BREAKS INTO BRAZIL WITH FSA GROUP
Hyatt Hotels Corporation signs a $270m landmark joint venture with FSA Group to develop and own nine Hyatt Place hotels throughout Brazil.
LOMAR ADDS SEVEN FURTHER SHIPS TO FLEET
Lomar acquires four container vessels: the 2,500 TEU Luna built in 2002 and the 1,100 TEU Stadt Muenchen built in 1999 plus the Rio Verde and Rio Valiente, both 2,500 TEU and built in 2003. Additionally, Lomar has added three 2007-built 11,200 dwt chemical tankers: Clipper Katja, Clipper Kitty and Clipper Klara.
GRACE HOTELS NOW ON FIVE CONTINENTS
Grace Hotels announces its entry into the North African region with the acquisition of the Les Terres M'Barka, a luxury boutique hotel just outside Marrakech. The Moroccan hideaway with views of the Atlas Mountains will be renamed Grace Marrakech. There are now Grace hotels on five continents.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD WINNERS NAMED
Four Greek businesses named as the first recipients of the Libra Group funded and managed Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award. The winners will receive mentoring and support from the Libra Group and share over €500,000 in business start-up funding.
EUROENERGY BRINGS SOLAR ENERGY TO ROMANIA
EuroEnergy, Libra's European renewable energy company, has expanded its portfolio of solar energy parks with the announcement of new photovoltaic projects in Romania. This follows the completion in 2012 of several solar projects in Greece which are now connected to the country's national grid.