December 2009: SOCIOS advises Colony Capital on the acquisition of Goldman Sachs International’s participation in Inmobiliaria Colonial’s 4,300 million Euros syndicated loan.

Colony Capital is a global private equity firm, focusing primarily on real estate sector. Since its foundation in 1991, Colony has invested more than 40,000 million dollars and currently has funds under management exceeding 10,000 dollars.

Inmobiliaria Colonial is one of the largest real estate operators in Europe, with total assets valued in excess of 5,000 million Euros, and is known particularly for its prime office portfolio in Madrid, Barcelona and Paris.

By dint of this investment, Colony Capital positions itself together with its co-investor, Orion Capital Managers, as one of the four leading financiers of Inmobiliaria Colonial, with the objective of completing the debt restructuring process currently under negotiation, and gaining access to a significant shareholding in the Company in order to support the future development of the Company.