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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


Diana Containerships Q2 & 1H 2014 Financial Results

Diana Containership: Image courtesy the owners

Greece-based Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has reported net income of $0.6 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of $5.0 million for the respective period of 2013


Höegh LNG Partners Launch IPO

  Höegh LNG Partners LP ("Partnership"), a Marshall Islands limited partnership formed by Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. ("Company"), announced today that it has commenced an initial public offering of 9,600,000 common units representing limited partner interests in


Total E&P is First to Use FROG-XT4

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Total E&P is the first to use Reflex Marine’s newly developed FROG-XT4 on the Odudu field in Nigeria. The French operator purchased the crew transfer device primarily for carrying out inter-field transfers. They have already found the device to be an invaluable backup method for when


Egypt Buys 175,000mt of Russian Wheat

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said on Wednesday it had bought 175,000 metric tons of Russian wheat for shipment Sept. 11-20. Mamdouh Abdel Fattah, the vice-chairman of GASC, gave the following breakdown of the purchase:


Gulf Navigation Cuts Capital, Focus on Turnaround

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United Arab Emirates shipper Gulf Navigation said on Wednesday it had cut its capital by two-thirds and written off accumulated losses worth 1.1 billion dirhams ($300 million), key parts of a turnaround plan designed to solve its debt problems.


Dutch Minister Visits Damen Cape Town

Shed 6 photo with Minister Ploumen, Bonnie Horbach, Sam Montsi-Zuma, Friso Visser and Ambassador Adre Haspels

Dutch Minister Ploumen visits Damen Shipyards Cape Town and honors newly qualified welders and boilermakers The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, and a Dutch Trade Delegation visited Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) on Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Demerger Proposed at Aker Solutions

Photo: Aker Solutions

The board of directors of Aker Solutions ASA has in accordance with the strategy disclosed April 30 resolved to propose to the company's shareholders that Aker Solutions be split into two companies. The board has also determined to write down the value of some assets in the Aker Oilfield Services


NAT Announces 68th Consecutive Cash Dividend

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) announced today that it has declared of a cash dividend for the 68th consecutive quarter, also reporting information about the distribution of the dividend-in-kind of a portion of the NAT shares in Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO).


Dutch Minister Ploumen Visits Damen Shipyards Cape Town

With Minister Ploumen

The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms Lilianne Ploumen, and a Dutch Trade Delegation visited Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) on Tuesday, July 8th 2014. The goal was to get an impression of the way South African and Dutch companies and entrepreneurs are working


Whiting Petroleum To Acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas At $6 Bln

Photo Courtesy Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp

  Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) (“Whiting”) and Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) (“Kodiak”) today announced a definitive agreement pursuant to which Whiting will acquire Kodiak in an all-stock transaction valued at $6


Boustead Signs $2.8 bln Contract with Malaysian Navy

Malaysian conglomerate Boustead Holdings Bhd said on Thursday it had signed a 9 billion ringgit ($2.8 billion) contract to supply six patrol vessels with littoral combat ship capability to the Royal Malaysian Navy. Delivery of the first ship is planned in 2017


Nordic American Offshore: Results of Exchange Offer

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) have announced the expiration and results of its offer to exchange unregistered common shares that it issued in its prior equity private placement in November 2013. As of 5:00 p.m. New York City time (11:00 p.m


Scorpio Tankers: Latest Financial & Ship Delivery News

Scorpio tankship: Photo courtesy of the owners

Scorpio Tankers Inc. says it has updated its stock buyback program; lists its latest new vessel deliveries, and gives the release date of its second quarter 2014 earnings report. Stock Buyback Program The company has purchased 6,327,861 of its common shares in the open market at an average


Kito Americas Acquires Peerless Industrial

Kito Americas, Inc. announced today that the company has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire Peerless Industrial Group from Westview Capital Partners II, L. P. by purchasing all the shares of Peerless Industrial Group, Inc. The share transfer of Peerless shall be executed subject to


Scorpio Tankers Report Q2, 1H 2014 Profit Slip

Scorpio tankship: Photo courtesy of the owners

Scorpio Tankers Inc. has reported its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. Highlights excerpted here as follows: Results for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 For the three months ended June 30, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $0.6 million, or $0






 
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