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NAO Exercises Option to Purchase Shares

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) announced that the underwriters of the company's initial public offering, which closed on June 17, 2014, have exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 882,352 common shares. The sale of these common shares isexpected to close on June 26, 2014. After the exercise of the overallotment option, there are 23,431,370 shares in issue in NAO. The total capital inflow into NAO from the Initial Public Offering and the exercise of the overallotment is in total about $100m. The company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for acquisitions and general corporate purposes, including working capital. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and DNB Markets, Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers. In addition, Global Hunter Securities, LLC is acting as a co-manager for the initial public offering.  

Transocean Inc. Subsidiary - Todco - to go Public

Transocean Inc. said its subsidiary TODCO (formerly R&B Falcon Corporation) has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the previously announced initial public offering of its Gulf of Mexico Shallow and Inland Water business segment. The registration statement relates to TODCO common stock to be sold by Transocean in the offering. TODCO does not expect to sell any shares in the offering.

Euronav Announces IPO in the US

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Euronav NV announced the commencement of its underwritten initial public offering in the United States of 13,550,000 ordinary shares. The company will grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional ordinary shares representing up to 15% of the offered shares.    On January 19, 2015 the closing price of the company’s ordinary shares on Euronext Brussels was $12.94 per share (based upon the Bloomberg Composite Rate of EUR 0.8604 per $1

Fincantieri to List Stake Close to 50%

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Italian state-owned Fincantieri plans to list a stake close to 50 percent in its initial public offering on the Milan bourse, a source close to matter said on Tuesday. The group, wholly owned by state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), which in turn is controlled by Italy's Treasury, announced earlier on Tuesday it has filed for listing. The sale of a minority stake in the group is part of a privatisation push the Italian government launched last year to raise funds to cut its

Costamare Declares Quarterly Dividend

Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE), owners and providers of containerships for charter, announced that the company's board of directors declared a dividend for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010, of $0.25 per share payable on February 4, 2011 to stockholders of record at the close of trading of the company's common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 28, 2011. This is the first cash dividend the Company has declared since its initial public offering on November 4, 2010

Chiles IPO Shelved Indefinitely

Chiles Offshore Inc. postponed indefinitely its initial public stock offering because of market conditions, lead underwriters Credit Suisse First Boston said. The Houston-based company expected to price 8 million shares between $17-$19 per share. Chiles Offshore was the second company to postpone its IPO on Monday because of uncertainty in the market, joining Taiwan-based Digital United Holdings Ltd.

New Century Shipbuilding Seeks $500-800M IPO

According to a report from Dow Jones, Chinese shipbuilder New Century Shipbuilding Ltd. plans to raise $500m - $800m in an initial public offering ahead of a listing in Hong Kong in the first half, Dow Jones sources said. New Century submitted an application for the listing earlier this month and will have a listing hearing at the Hong Kong stock exchange in February, according to those sources. (Source: Dow Jones)

Nordic American Offshore Prices IPO

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Nordic American Offshore Ltd. says it has priced its initial public offering of 5,882,352 common shares at $16.00 per share.  The Company adds that it has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 882,352 additional common shares to cover over-allotments. The Company's common shares are expected to commence trading on June 12, 2014 on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NAO."

Hapag Lloyd IPO Valued at Over $5.5 Bln

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 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.  

Teekay Offshore Acquires Ships

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. agreed to acquire interests in two double-hull shuttle tankers for $160 million from Teekay Corporation (Teekay), the parent of its general partner. The Partnership will acquire the 2000-built Navion Bergen and Teekay’s 50 percent interest in the 2006-built Navion Gothenburg, together with their respective 13-year, fixed-rate charters to a subsidiary of Petrobras Transporte S.A., the shipping arm of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A

Hapag-Lloyd in US$500 mln IPO

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 German container carrier Hapag-Lloyd is looking to sell shares for a total US$500 million, and will seek listings in Hamburg and Frankfurt before the end of 2015.   Hapag-Lloyd has confirmed that it is preparing for a US500 million initial public offering (IPO) this year

Timing in Doubt on Hapag-Lloyd IPO

File Photo: A Hapag-Lloyd containership in port during cargo operations.

German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd has taken further steps in preparation of a stock market listing and has mandated more banks for the move, but it remains undecided on the timing of the deal, people familiar with the situation said.

Hapag-Lloyd IPO Sooner than Planned

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 German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd aims to launch preparations for an initial public offering (IPO) in September, which is sooner than it originally planned, as a result of strong financial results, says Reuters.   Hapag-Lloyd’s solid second quarter financial performance

Overseas Shipholding Investors Settle Lawsuit with Execs, Others

Overseas Shipholding Group Inc investors have reached $16.25 million in settlements with the executives, underwriters and an auditor of the tanker company in a lawsuit related to its 2012 bankruptcy and tax problems.   Company directors and officers

$1.7 billion NOL Up for Sale. Will Hapag-Lloyd Buy?

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 Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund Temasek Holdings has put Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) up for sale, says a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report.   The WSJ reported that Temasek was in talks with one buyer in recent months but the two sides could not agree on a price for the loss-making

Hapag-Lloyd Names IPO Banks

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German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd is speeding up preparations for an initial public offering and has mandated Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Berenberg to lead the transaction, two people familiar with the matter said. Dow Jones earlier reported that an IPO could value the group at

Danish Investors Sue Bankrupt OW Bunker

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A group of Danish investors have sued OW Bunker for 800 million Danish crowns ($120 million) for misleading them in its initial public offer (IPO), after the ship fuel supplier filed for bankruptcy just months after listing. The 27 institutions

Poseidon to Go Public

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 Poseidon Containers Holdings, a private equity backed containership operator with an initial fleet of 18 vessels, has filed for an initial public offering.    It plans to raise $100 million, which is likely only a placeholder as Poseidon has not specified the number of shares to

Gener8 Maritime to Go Public

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 Private equity-backed tanker operator Gener8 Maritime filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to proceed with an initial public offering worth up to $100m.   The company was created in February 2015 via the merger of General Maritime and Navig8 Crude.  

Euronav Pays Bond to Buy 15 Maersk Tankers

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Euronav NV will repay the US$235 million bond issued to finance the acquisition of 15 VLCC oil tankers from Maersk Tankers Singapore, following a closure of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of ordinary shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

Euronav’s $235m Maersk Venture

Euronav’s $235m Maersk Venture.

  Euronav NV announces today that following the closing of its Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) of its ordinary shares on NYSE, the Company will repay the USD 235.5 million bond issued to partly finance the acquisition of 15 VLCCs from Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd announced on

Hellman & Friedman Sells Out of GTT

Gaztransport & Technigaz S.A. (GTT) announces that H&F Luxembourg 1 S.à.r.l., an affiliate of Hellman & Friedman, has completed the sale of its remaining holding in the share capital of GTT in a private placement to institutional investors.   

Euronav NV IPO in the US


Euronav NV announced today the upsizing and pricing of its initial public offering in the United States.  The size of the offering has been increased from the initially announced 13,550,000 ordinary shares to 16,260,000 ordinary shares at an issue price per share of USD 12

Hapag-Lloyd CEO: No Rush to IPO

Rolf Habben Jansen (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd will focus on integration of Vapores , the Chilean firm with which it is merging, and a return to profit before pressing ahead with a stock market flotation, its chief executive said. "We believe in our plan, that is why we are not in a rush

Prestige Cruises Withdraws IPO Plan

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Prestige Cruises International Inc, which was bought by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd in a $3 billion deal in September, filed with U.S. regulators to withdraw its plan for an initial public offering. Prestige Cruises, which operates under the Oceania and Regent Seven Seas brands in the

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