Sun International to sell Sun Dreams to partner, ending dispute

Chile’s Pacifico has reached a settlement with Latin American casino operator Sun Dreams to purchase the entire stake held by Sun International’s subsidiary, Sun Latam 

Nueva Inversiones Pacifico Sur Limitada has agreed to buy a 65 per cent stake in casino operator Sun Dreams for 160 million USD from South African partner Sun International.

Pacifico will thus take full ownership of the business and settle the dispute.  

Previously, Pacifico agreed to take a 14.94 per cent stake in Sun Dreams but the two parties didn’t finalise the deal and thus ended up in a dispute. With an even bigger deal, this dispute has been resolved. 

El Mercurio Inversiones - Claudio Fischer de AquaChile: "no ... Pacifico paid the equivalent to 5.5 times 2019 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortisation, and restructuring or rent costs, which could rise to 6.5 times if Sun Dreams meets certain milestones, such as licence renewals. 

Pacífico Sur President Claudio Fischer, explained: “Fortunately, we are currently facing the challenging circumstances the industry is undergoing with a solid financial position, which enables us to take advantage of growth opportunities in a business we already know and where we stand out as a serious and responsible firm.” 

The transaction is not finalised yet and is subject to customary terms and conditions, including the approval by gambling authority Superintendencia de Casinos de Juego, and other relevant business permits for both shareholders 

Sun Dreams is currently the largest casino operator in Latin America, with casinos in Chile, Peru, Panama, Argentina, and Colombia. 

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