HCI Group Takes Over 13 Feeder Containerships
The HCI Group and two other investors have taken over a total of thirteen ships from the loan portfolio of HSH Nordbank. The HCI Group structured the portfolio acquisition and is investing a substantial amount itself. The portfolio consists of thirteen feeder ships of between 800 and 1,800 TEU, with an average age of nearly ten years. Deutsche Bank AG will be refinancing part of the portfolio. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price for the vessels. In its role as general manager…
Ithaca Energy Completes RBL Redetermination
Ithaca Energy Inc. announced having successfully completed its planned semi-annual reserves based lending (“RBL”) facilities review and continues to maintain in excess of $100 million of funding headroom ahead of planned first hydrocarbons from the Greater Stella Area in the third quarter of 2016. The Company commenced deleveraging the business in 2015 with net debt reducing from a peak of over $800 million in the first half of 2015 to $630 million at 31 March 2016. Following…
Pioneer Marine Posts Loss, Takes New Delivery
Singapore-based dry bulk operator Pioneer Marine posted a loss of $80.6m for the fourth quarter, and a yearly loss of $96.9m for 2015. Excluding the effect of the impairment loss, net loss as adjusted would have been $22.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2015 or $0.87 adjusted loss per share basic and diluted and $6.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 or $0.21 adjusted loss per share basic and diluted. Pankaj Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “2015 proved to be a challenging year for the drybulk industry with excess supply overwhelming anaemic demand growth…
Bunker Holding Increases Financing Facilities
Press release - Bunker Holding, a Danish company within bunker trading, has secured a new loan facility. In July, Bunker Holding announced its best result ever with a profit of $91 million before tax and an equity of $295 million, a result which, according to the group’s CEO Keld R. Demant, is achieved by controlled and profitable growth. The future growth is now further supported by a new loan facility which increases the group’s financing facilities by 50 percent, the company said.
Hapag Lloyd IPO Valued at Over $5.5 Bln
A flotation of a minority stake could value the world's fourth-largest shipping group German-Chilean Hapag-Lloyd AG at more than 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion) and could take place as early as autumn. Hapag-Lloyd AG has already mandated investment banks Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs Inc. and Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. to advise on the initial public offering (IPO), as per various media reports. The reports indicate Hapag-Lloyd expediting efforts to float a minority stake on the Frankfurt stock exchange as early as this fall.
Dorian LPG Lands Debt Financing for Newbuilding Program
Dorian LPG Ltd. a leading owner and operator of modern Very Large Gas Carriers ("VLGCs"), today announced that is has received commitments for up to $761 million of debt financing for its VLGC newbuilding program. ABN AMRO Capital (USA), LLC ("ABN AMRO") is acting as Global Coordinator, and Citibank, NA, London Branch ("Citibank") is acting as Export Credit Agency Coordinator. The financing has four separate tranches. $250 million of commercial debt financing is being provided by ABN AMRO; ING Bank N.V., London branch ("ING"); DVB Bank S.E.
Strong Interest in Keppel DC REIT IPO
Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd has received overwhelming demand from institutional and retail investors for its initial public offering of 261,138,000 Units. The Offering comprised an international placement of 207,375,000 Units1 to investors, including institutional and other investors in Singapore (the "Placement Tranche"), and an offering of 53,763,000 Units to the public in Singapore (the "Public Offer").
Oil Refiner Bound to Goldman, Deutsche Fee Agreements - NY Judge
CVR Energy Inc is bound by agreements to pay Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Deutsche Bank AG more than $36 million in fees and expenses stemming from billionaire investor Carl Icahn's 2012 tender offer for the oil refiner, a New York state judge has ruled. The banks had each sued CVR in 2012, claiming CVR had hired them to provide financial advice on Icahn's ultimately successful tender offer for its stock, and agreed to the fees based on the size of the transaction. In May 2012…
EURONAV Private Offering Raises $125m
EURONAV announces that it has raised $125 million in total in gross cash proceeds through a private placement of 10,556,808 new shares to institutional investors selected through an accelerated book build offering. Following strong demand, Euronav decided to upsize the initial offering from $100 million to $125 million. All of the newly issued shares were placed at a price of €8.70 per share (or $11.84 at the current EUR/USD exchange rate of 1.3610), at a 3% discount to the previous day’s closing price. The new shares represent 8.05% of the new total number of outstanding shares.
DryShips Pricing of Convertible Senior Notes
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced the pricing of its previously announced public offering of convertible senior notes. The offering size was increased from $300m to $400m. The sale of the convertible notes is expected to close on November 25, 2009, subject to customary closing conditions. The convertible notes, which are being issued at a price equal to 100% of their face value, will have an interest rate of 5%.