New York Firm to Buy Maritrans

Monday, September 25, 2006
Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. has a definitive agreement to acquire Maritrans Inc., for $455 million. Terms call for New York-based Overseas Shipholding to acquire Maritrans in an all-cash transaction for $37.50 a share, a 47 percent premium over Maritrans' closing price of $25.50 on Sept. 22. OSG also will assume Maritrans' debt outstanding as of June 30, according to a release from the companies. OSG will finance the deal through a combination of available cash and borrowings under existing credit facilities, the release said.

Maritrans ships crude oil and petroleum products, and owns and operates one of the largest fleets of double-hull vessels serving the East coast and U.S. Gulf coast. OSG is one of the largest publicly traded tanker companies in the world. The deal diversifies OSG's U.S. Flag presence, the release said. The deal is expected to close by year-end 2006, subject to approval by a majority of Maritrans' shareholders and regulatory approvals. Jonathan Whitworth, chief executive of Maritrans, will become a senior vice president of OSG and oversee the combined companies' U.S. Flag strategic business unit, the release said. The U.S. Flag strategic business unit will operate its combined fleet from Maritrans headquarters in Tampa. UBS Investment Bank was OSG's financial advisor and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP was lead legal counsel. Merrill Lynch & Co., was Maritran's financial advisor and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is legal counsel. Maritrans, with $180.7 million in revenue in 2005, has been expanding its shipbuilding operations in Tampa. Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

WSC CEO Koch to Retire in 2015

Chris Koch, current president and CEO of the World Shipping Council (WSC), will retire from his position on July 31, 2015, and WSC Senior Vice-President and General Counsel,

Cecon Secures Finances to Complete Newbuild

Cecon ASA has petitioned for a debt restructuring agreement (in Norwegian: gjeldsforhandling). Certain funds managed by York Capital Management Global Advisors,

HII Board of Directors Elects Two VPs

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) board of directors has elected Kellye Walker to serve as corporate vice president and general counsel and Charles R. “Chuck” Monroe Jr.

Cruise Ship Trends

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

Wärtsilä Bags Seawater Desalination System Orders

The Meyer Werft Germany, Meyer Turku, STX France and Fincantieri shipyards have all placed orders with Wärtsilä for the supply of fresh water generators to a total of seven cruise ships.

NRL Researchers Demo Ship-to-Shore Data Link

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) along with Mercury Continuity (MC) have demonstrated the Tactical Reachback Extended Communications (TREC) system in the port of Miami.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1698 sec (6 req/sec)