PORTLAND — Seven bidders arrived at Havana South restaurant on Friday morning for a public auction with the hopes of snagging six highly visible Old Port properties on Wharf and Fore streets.

All seven left unhappy.

The properties’ mortgage holder, BACM 2007-3 Wharf Street, LLC, who wasn’t even at the auction, outbid all others and won the properties — which had been foreclosed upon — with a bid of $5.9 million.

The purchased properties include 432, 434, 436 and 446 Fore Street, with prominent tenants like Fore Play Sports Pub, Blazin’ Ace smoke shop and Gorgeous Gelato.

Although the mortgage holder who won the properties wasn’t at the auction, the lawyer running the proceedings, Lee Lowry, made bids at the holder’s request.