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Northrop Grumman to Acquire Litton Industries for $5.1B

In a move which effectively creates a defense and marine naval construction giant, Northrop Grumman Corp. and Litton Industries jointly announced late last month that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire for cash all of the outstanding shares of Litton for $80 per common share and $35 per Series B Preferred share. The transaction is valued at approximately $5.1 billion, which includes the assumption of Litton's $1.3 billion in net debt. Litton is a leading supplier of advanced electronics and information systems to the U.S. government and international customers and is the premier designer and builder of non-nuclear surface combatant ships for U.S. and foreign navies. The company reported sales of $5.6 billion and net income of $218 million for the 2000 fiscal year ended July 31. Litton had $8.2 billion in fully funded backlog at the end of its first quarter, October 31, 2000. Kent Kresa, Northrop Grumman's chairman, president and chief executive officer said, "We are very pleased with our strategic acquisition of Litton, which we believe brings tremendous value to the shareholders, employees and customers of both companies. With projected combined pro forma revenues of more than $15 billion in 2001, growing to $18 billion by 2003, this acquisition solidly places Northrop Grumman among the world's top-tier defense companies and strengthens our commitment to systems integration


Northrop Grumman Announces Newport News Shipbuilding Exchange Ratio

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced in connection with its offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares (including associated preferred stock purchase rights) of Newport News Shipbuilding that the exchange ratio for the common stock of Newport News has been fixed at 0.7193. Accordingly, stockholders of Newport News who elect to receive solely Northrop Grumman common stock in the offer will receive approximately 0


Royal Caribbean Prices Public Offering

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has priced the public offering of 10,800,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $46 11/16 per share. Of the 10,800,000 shares offered, 10,000,000 shares are being sold by the company, and 800,000 shares are being sold by a selling shareholder. The company has granted to the underwriters of the offering an option to purchase up to an additional 1,620,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments


Crowley Settles Stockholder Lawsuit

Crowley Maritime Corporation reached a proposed settlement in the pending Franklin Balance Sheet Investment Fund v Crowley ("Franklin") litigation, a purported class action and derivative complaint filed in November 2004 against certain members of the board of directors and Crowley. The plaintiffs in that lawsuit have agreed to its dismissal if they and the other unaffiliated holders of Crowley common stock have the opportunity, through a tender offer, to sell their common stock for $2


Euroseas Ltd. Announces Public Offering

Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced that it is commencing a public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock under the Company’s effective shelf registration statement. In addition, one of the Company’s shareholders will be offering 750,000 shares. Wachovia Securities and Oppenheimer & Co. will act as joint bookrunning managers


Costamare Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering

Athens - Costamare Inc. announced that its offering of 7,500,000 shares of its common stock was priced at $14.10 per share. The gross proceeds from the offering before the underwriting discount and other offering expenses are expected to be approximately $105,750,000. Members of the Konstantakopoulos family, who in the aggregate own a majority of the common stock of the Company, have agreed to purchase 750,000 shares in the offering


Ocean Tankers to Raise $13m from IPO

Ocean Tankers Holdings PCL aims to raise about $13.38m from the initial public offering (IPO) that starts in the first such issue of a new company to list on the Cyprus Stock Exchange in two years. The company, presently privately owned by the Michael Ioannides Group and its affiliates, has a fleet of three double-hull tankers under the Cypriot and Maltese flags and the proceeds of the issue, that will reduce the principal shareholder’s stake to just below 70%


Dresser-Rand Prices IPO

Dresser-Rand Group Inc. has priced its initial public offering of 27,000,000 shares of common stock at $21.00 per share. All of the shares are being offered by Dresser-Rand Group Inc. The common stock will begin trading tomorrow on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "DRC." Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are serving as joint book-running managers of the offering. UBS Securities LLC is co-lead manager of the offering, and Bear, Stearns & Co


Maritrans Inc. Announces Tender Offer

Maritrans Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has approved the initiation of a modified "Dutch auction" tender offer by Maritrans to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares of its outstanding common stock at a price per share of not less than $11.00 per share nor in excess of $12.50 per share. The tender offer is expected to commence on Monday, December 17, 2001 and to expire, unless extended, at 5:00 P.M., New York City Time, on Friday, January 18, 2002.


Northrop Grumman Extends Offer

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that it has extended its pending exchange offer for all outstanding shares of common stock, including associated rights, of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. (NYSE: NNS) from Oct. 4, 2001, to Oct. 11, 2001, at midnight E.D.T. Approximately 6,948,883 shares of Newport News Shipbuilding common stock had been tendered to Northrop Grumman as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on Oct. 4, 2001, including approximately 5,246


Mares Joins Guardian as Europe, U.S. Agent

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Going from strength to strength, Guardian Maritime Ltd, producers of GUARDIAN anti-piracy barriers, has further expanded its worldwide coverage and distribution by signing a deal with Mares Shipping GmbH, specialists in the supply of spare parts and technical equipment for ships


Increased NAT Ownership in Nordic American Offshore

In the NAT press release of December 1, 2014, we informed the investor market that NAT had acquired further shares in Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO), increasing the ownership from 17.1% to 18.0%. Following the weaker stock market environment in the oil sector


Russian Wheat Exporters Cut Prices

Exporters of Russian wheat have cut prices to try to speed up sales abroad before the government possibly introduces curbs to replenish its own stocks and prevent rises in the cost of bread, traders and analysts said on Friday. Russia's grain exports are running at a record high


First Dividend from Nordex Likely

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  German wind turbine maker Nordex is mulling paying a dividend for the first time since listing on the stock exchange as part of efforts to create a long-term investor base, its chief financial officer told a German newspaper. "We will think about it but I cannot already today


Dialog, Petronas Gas to Develop $807m LNG Project

Malaysian energy services firm Dialog Group Bhd said on Friday it would work with Petronas Gas Bhd on a 2.7 billion ringgit ($807 million) project to develop liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification facilities in the southern state of Johor.


Hedge Funds' Big Bets on Energy Companies Pummeled

Some of the hedge fund industry's most respected firms made bigger bets on a wide swatch of energy companies during the third quarter only to watch the stocks get pummeled by falling crude oil prices. Robert Citrone's Discovery Capital Management raised its holding in Texas oil driller


Halliburton & Baker Hughes Merger

Two giants merge

  Halliburton Company and Baker Hughes Incorporated  today announced a definitive agreement under which Halliburton will acquire all the outstanding shares of Baker Hughes in a stock and cash transaction. The transaction is valued at $78


Stolt-Nielsen Initiates Shares Buyback Program

Stolt-Nielsen Limited’s board of directors has resolved to initiate a buyback program to purchase up to $50 million worth of its common shares, the company announced today. The buyback program will comprise up to 3,100,000 common shares, representing up to 4


Samsung Heavy Scraps Samsung Eng Takeover

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Samsung Heavy Industries said on Wednesday it has decided to scrap a $2.5 billion stock deal to take over Samsung Engineering, potentially complicating restructuring plans by parent Samsung Group ahead of a looming succession. Shareholders doubting the synergies of the merger had asked the two


Rates Increase Boosts Diana Containerships Q3 Income

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Diana Containerships Inc. reported net income of $1.4 million for the third quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of $0.7 million for the respective period of 2013.    Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization, were $13 million for the third quarter of 2014


W&O, LESER Partner to Deliver Safety Relief Valves

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W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has partnered with LESER in an exclusive distribution agreement to bring its safety relief valves to the United States maritime industry


Hutton's Opens Equatorial Guinea Supply Base

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As part of its continued supply network growth in West Africa, Hutton’s Group has opened a new facility in Equatorial Guinea to boost its supply chain in the region. Operating as part of Hutton’s Remote Site Services, the new base in Luba Freeport will enhance the successful supply


Hapag-Lloyd CEO Says IPO Not Top Priority Right Now

German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd, which is merging with Chile's Compania SudAmericana de Vapores, is in no rush to list its share on the stock exchange, its chief executive said on Wednesday. "A stock market flotation is currently not top priority for us


Schlumberger to Take $1 bln Restructuring Charge in Fourth Quarter

Schlumberger Ltd, the world's No.1 oilfield services provider, said it would take a $1 billion charge related to jobs cuts and the writedown of some seismic vessels as it trims its operations in response to slumping oil prices. The company expects a pretax charge of $200 million in the fourth


Russia Plans to Sell Sovkomflot Shares in New York

Russia hopes to place shares of shipping company Sovkomflot in New York as part of its privatisation plans, a deputy minister of transport told reporters on Friday, a move which could face resistance due to confrontation with the West over Moscow's role in Ukraine.






 
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