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A discreet businessman whose name is well known to Bordeaux residents, Michel Ohayon finds himself increasingly in the media.
His main holding company, the Financière immobilière bordelaise (FIB), through which he built his hotel and real estate empire, has been placed in receivership, AFP learned this Friday from the Bordeaux commercial court.
The FIB notably owns the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux but also the former Virgin, located on Place Gambetta, the future of which has been pending since its closure in 2013. This holding company was declared insolvent on February 7 at the request of its owner. .
A receiver and a receiver were appointed on Wednesday for a six-month observation period.
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No threat to the activity of the Grand Hotel
The judgment rendered by the court could not be consulted by AFP.
The latest accounts published by the FIB, corresponding to its 2020 financial year, showed a loss of 31 million euros and a debt of 477 million.
The holding company controls around thirty subsidiaries.
At the beginning of February, three of them had been placed in receivership for the non-reimbursement of more than 200 million euros in loans claimed by Bank of China, which assigned them to the Bordeaux commercial court.
The investor's main lender received "
", after maturity, of three loans - of 56, 70 and 75 million euros - granted between February 2014 and January 2017 to these three companies, according to the judgments consulted. by AFP.
The placement in receivership of these companies, owners of the walls, does not threaten the activity of the hotel establishments to date, told AFP a spokesperson for the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux.