- The Pacha imperium is for sale - *UPDATE: SOLD!!!*

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El dueño de Pachá pone a la venta su imperio
EL PROPIETARIO DE UNO DE LOS MAYORES IMPERIOS LÚDICOS DEL MUNDO MANEJA DIVERSAS OFERTAS DE VARIAS NACIONALIDADES PARA CEDER SUS PACHÁ POR 500 MILLONES DE EUROS
  • La Vanguardia
  • 11 Jun 2016
  • JOSEP SANDOVAL

Ricard Urgell en el estreno del filme El arquitecto de la noche que glosa su trayectoria


Lleva tantos años anunciándolo que nadie lo toma en serio. Ni él mismo. Pero parece que esta vez, sí. Lo deja, se desprende de todo. Dice que ya está bien, que el año que viene cumple los ochenta y está cansado. ¿Cansado? Nadie lo diría. Acaba de llegar de Japón, donde ha abierto un Pachá, y poco antes había puesto en marcha otro en Dubái, sin contar con un viaje para revisar unas obras de reparación en su casa brasileña.

¿Podrá vivir Urgell sin su “baile”? Porque a él lo que le gusta es bailar. Todo gira alrededor de El

baile, como se llama su velero, y el primero de los dos libros que editó sobre Pachá. “Antes se iba a bailar, ahora a levantar los brazos, una vez arriba ya no se pueden volver a bajar de gente que hay”, suele quejarse. ¿Soportará vivir sin esa sensación? ¿Podrá prescindir de la discoteca, del hotel El Hotel, del complejo Destino Ibiza, de las ediciones de la revista? ¿En qué usará su energía? Sus amigos dicen que no resistirá mucho tiempo inactivo, pero él asegura que “en cuanto tenga un compromiso en firme y firmado, lo vendo todo”. A cambio de 500 millones de euros, claro, aunque siempre se podrá discutir.

Lleva tiempo en venta pero “hasta que no tenga el dinero en la mano, no aseguraré nada”, dice socarrón, que no le pase como con el último presunto comprador, un chino “que ahora está en la cárcel”. Y es que esto de los negocios de noche se han de trabajar de día con la mente despejada. Como lo ha hecho él desde el inicio, poco o nada amigo de los vicios adyacentes.

Urgell posee en propiedad dos Pachá, uno en Vallpineda (Sitges), que cumple ahora 50 años, y el de Eivissa (a principios de mes celebró su 43 cumpleaños), así como 17 franquicias en el mundo. Una empresa familiar cuyo consejo preside, y en el que está su hermano José María (Piti, el primer dj estrella creador de las celebradas Flower Power), sus hijos Hugo y Ricardo jr. (Panchi), e Iria, su ojito derecho, la pequeña de la casa fruto de su segundo matrimonio con María Calderón. Iria, lista e inteligente, tras estudiar en el afamado College Alpin Beau Soleil de Villarssur-Ollon, el exclusivo internado suizo, dirige Lío, el restaurante espectáculo de la cadena más exitosa de la isla que ha empezado a abrir franquicias en el mundo.

Ricard Urgell está ahora en su casa en el centro de Eivissa. Va a la oficina a diario donde dos secretarias controlan su agenda. En realidad un filtro imprescindible. Tiene un teléfono móvil que apenas utiliza y hablar con él es una aventura. No suele frecuentar la noche. Le da pereza saludar a los cientos de “amigos” que se le aparecen en cualquiera de sus salas. del Pachá al Lío. Muchos años de agobio continuado.

“El año que viene llego a los ochenta”, repite de nuevo como en un lamento. Su historia lúdica empezó en 1960, al abrir Tito’s en Sitges, que dio pasó al primer Pachá siete años después. En 1973 repite modelo en Eivissa, convirtiendo una casa rural en una sala de baile. En el 92 empieza la invasión mundial, con Italia y Portugal en cabeza, y en el 94 cruza el Atlántico y abre en Miami.

“Dedícate a esto, vivirás como un pachá”, le vaticinó su primera esposa, la recordada Marisa Cobos, madre de sus dos hijos mayores, Panchi y Hugo, por el que es abuelo de Huguito. El primero es el supervisor de la calidad homogéna de todos los Pachá del mundo, logrando hacer de la marca un referente global. Hugo es el responsable de todo el merchandising de la casa, allí donde hay cualquier objeto con las dos cerezas, detrás está él. Y aunque están también al frente de Destino Ibiza, el macro disco hotel en Cap Martinet, no se sienten atraídos por el mundo lúdico.

En principio ninguno de los dos parece interesado en seguir en el negocio, y sólo Iria está interesada en Lío, y Urgell está cansa-

do. Y puede que hasta harto de tanta indolencia ibicenca, con eternos problemas sin resolver. Con cinco municipios y cada uno con sus reglas. Hace apenas una semana, Pepe Roselló (que cierra este verano sus 27 años en Space) contaba que todo lo edificado en Platja d’en Bossa, donde está la disco, está sobre terreno rústico. “Sí...”, susurra Urgell. Y así todo.

Incongruencias como recibir el mismo día la medalla de oro al mérito del trabajo y horas después una multa por no haber solicitado permisos para limpiar un basurero que estaba pegado a su hotel. “Era una nube de porquería, ratas, mosquitos, olores pésimos” que pagó de su bolsillo y por el que después le cayó una multa. Eivissa, un torrente de emociones desenfrenadas donde hoy por hoy, manda Pachá.
 
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icebaer69

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... Sounds like Urgell is getting a bit long in the tooth and wants to sell up..

... he says that "when I have a firm commitment and signed, I sell everything." In exchange for 500 million euros, of course, but you can always argue.

It takes time for sale but "until you have the money in hand, not sure anything," says slyly, that does not happen as the last prospective buyer, a Chinese "who is now in jail."
;) :twisted:
 
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The Pacha Group 50th birthday with a turnover of 78 million euros
The company plans to open 85 new establishments including hotels, restaurants and nightclubs


Pacha Group meets this year half century with a turnover of 78 million euros recorded in 2015 and with an expansion plan that includes opening 85 new establishments including hotels, restaurants and nightclubs in different parts of the world, until 2025.

The CEO of the company, Rafael Harillo and development director, Marco Frisina, were remembered today at a press conference the group's history and have realized the "present and future" of a company with 1,200 workers in Spain and 2,200 abroad.

The group's history began in 1966 with the start of the business career of the founder, Ricardo Urgell, and took its first step in 1967 with the opening of the first club in Sitges.

In 1973 he opened the first Pacha in Ibiza and its expansion through franchising in Spain came in the 80s with the opening Pachá Madrid. International expansion began in the 90s, with Pacha Buenos Aires, and was accentuated in 2000 with the opening of franchises in different countries.

Currently, excluding franchises, the Pacha Group has ten nightclubs and several lines of business which has diversified and include nine boutiques, four lines of restaurants, two hotels, a record label, events and festivals a luxury yacht charter, a lifestyle magazine and even a fragrance.

Last year, the group closed a turnover of 78 million euros, 11 million net profit, and invested a million euros. This year plans to increase its turnover by between 8 and 10%.

Looking ahead, as explained Frisina, the goal is to develop the hotel project, with the opening of 25 stores, which 50 restaurants and ten nightclubs are added together.

They will be opened in Europe, Asia and Latin America under its three main brands, which are Pacha, Lio and Destiny. "Three different styles ranging audiences from 20 to 60 years," said Frisina.

Currently,
68% of its turnover comes from the restoration and nightclubs,
22% of hotels,
4% of fashion collections, and
3% of the franchise division and other business lines.

Its restaurants have an annual average of 200,000 guests, the hotel hosted over 18,000 guests and produces about 120,000 garments a year.


http://www.diariodeibiza.es/pitiuses-balears/2016/07/14/grupo-pacha-cumple-50-anos/854660.html
 
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Pasha insists the group is not for sale but analyzes "all offers»
A US venture capital fund studies make an offer to acquire the company


Pasha Group denied yesterday that the company is for sale but confirmed after yesterday published online the interest of a venture capital fund in buying that "studying all offers that arrive."

It is not the first time rumors about a possible sale of the group's nightlife raised by Ricardo Urgell. This time, according to several online media, including five days, the interest comes from venture capital fund Trilantic. The offer would be "several hundred million". The publications cited "sources close to the process" of negotiation. This fund, according to several publications, has interests in Spain in Talgo or Euskaltel and is composed of executives of Lehman Brothers.

One of the most widespread rumors referred to the group purchase by a Chinese group for about 400 million.

"Pachá Group, regularly receives offers for potential investors and stop your team carefully analyzes and evaluates each" explains the company in a statement.

Sources address this newspaper insisted that there is no intention to sell: "It's like you have your grandfather's house and did not want to let go of it, but if an offer comes ... sickening." But this has not come to produce, they added.

In any case, in the note sent by the company stated: "In the event that a financial transaction sufficient information relevance occur, [the Pasha Group] would inform the media that information in accordance timely manner the principles of transparency and good governance by which the company is governed. "

"We have long they receive reports of one and the other [purchase] and the company policy is to inform when we have something to say," they reiterated from the company.

"The position will is the same: the group is not for sale, but continue to receive expressions of interest" insisted.


http://www.diariodeibiza.es/pitiuse...pacha-insiste-grupo-venta-analiza/860250.html

http://periodicodeibiza.es/pitiusas...ibe-ofertas-compra-fondos-capital-riesgo.html
 
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mr_why

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As said above, every company will look at every offer they get. And one day one will be just tooooo good to not take. Mr C who [part] owned The End in London said he got offers most weeks. But one day in 2008 the offer was from a property developer that was offering more than the best valuation of the building + they'd give them in cash a year of profits for the best year they'd ever had over the previous 10 years! So, sell the club, go out on top and a nice bit of cash too.
 
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... But how is it possible that in a context of earnings and records of tourists Urgell has thrown in the towel?

In the article in El Espanol is mentioned the lack of interest of the children of Urgell and his discouragement of this Ibiza of today. Apparently he does not like the kind of tourist who comes to the island, saturating the coast with yachts and the airport with private aircrafts.

But ironically Ricardo does not realize or do not want to realize that Pacha has spent years living the same type of tourist, since it was he who created the formula of cool fun for the upper classes of society.

Because make no mistake, 80% of Pacha is a VIP area
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... In Ibiza all changed with the legislation times disappeared and 2008. afters party in the clubs would be limited to night, but this legislation is not talking about hotels, leaving an open door for Matutes come under pallium in the business of the party.
When returning sunlight from Ibiza to party and driven by the momentum of EDM, Ushuaïa soon became a reference and a machine to make money.

Pacha saw the wave and also tried to catch it,
so he decided to have its own Beach Club: Destino.
What you expect from any Beach Club, the minimum is to have the "beach" nearby but Destino stood away from her, beside a cliff overlooking the city.
But its location error does not come by being relatively far from the beach.
His two older "shit" were lifting a 5-star hotel next to a shooting range and believe you could do parties such as Ushuaïa located next to million dollar villas and exclusive developments seeking tranquility. During its first year the avalanche of complaints of excessive noise made them desist from their intention to design a weekly schedule like Ushuaïa.
But in the hotel Matutes, despite hear noise from San Jordi, the complaints are unsuccessful.

So it seems that Urgell is tired of complaints and allegations against, injustice and lack of fairness of certain administrations ...
 
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icebaer69

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without ricardo pacha would just be an empty shell.
and probably fall apart within 3 years ...
 

Cool1g

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take it for what its worth but someone in the industry posted on another forum that Pacha sold for $600mm to an American company that is not currently in the club business.
 

McRackin

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let's remember that he bought TOROMAR on the road to las salinas, which is not mentioned in that interview. now then, let's check this out...

While negotiating the sale, you're planning to open a new venue for next year...
It will be called Strangers In The Night. We will do a thousand different things: one day with slow music, another day with reggeaton, one with an impressive show called Brute Force, etc. The idea is that it will be a multidisciplinary place, because in this business you have to constantly surprise the public.


¿ ¡ o_O ! ?
 
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