The Raventós family, historical owner of the Codorníu group, is behind the purchase offer for 25 million of the Sóller train. It is an offer of a group of entrepreneurs that wants to acquire at least 50.01% of the infrastructure's actions to control the company and implement a plan to improve this means of transport of Tourist character founded in 1912.

Maria del Mar Raventós and his son Javier de Ros offered a press conference in Sóller this Friday and have unveiled only one of the investors of the group, which has less than ten businessmen and has launched a public offer to acquire the " shares at a price of 147 euros, triple the value of the last sales.

De Ros, the spokesperson for the company that manages the operation, Goros Investments, has assured that a favorable response has already been obtained from owners who represent about 20% of the shares.

Improvement plans

Although Tuesday, when the operation was announced, it was said that businessmen wanted to keep anonymity, the rumor and the concern that has aroused the Mallorcan locality on the identity of these entrepreneurs has convinced the Raventós of the need to appear to explain that the link between the company and the residents is wanted and that the objective is to achieve an improvement in management to increase the number of passengers, which between the train and the tram add up to about a million a year.

We did not want to give more information about the other investors, although it makes sure that one of them is a tourist businessman in Mallorca. Raventós and De Ros have denied the rumors that they indicate that businessman Lluis Rullán, former senior manager of Riu Hotels and Port Aventura, is at the center of the operation. Yes, they have acknowledged that Rullán is willing to sell part of his shares to the Sóller train to remain as a minority shareholder in the new project.

The offer is valid until September 6 and is conditional on acquiring more than 50% of the capital, the suspension of the obstacles in the transfer of shares included in the current statutes and obtaining the pertinent administrative authorizations. In the 2018 accounts the company declared a pre-tax profit of 4.4 million euros.

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