Marine Link
Thursday, September 29, 2016

OW Bunker Signs $700M Revolving Credit Facility

January 9, 2014

OW Bunker, a reseller and physical distributor of marine fuel, has signed a $700 million revolving credit facility, refinancing its current $450 million facility. The new facility consisting of two tranches, a 364-day and a three-year multicurrency revolving credit facility, was more than 100% oversubscribed by the in total 13 international banks and financial institutions in a syndicate led by ING Bank N.V.

OW Bunker (OW2.SG) sees the over-subscription and the up to three-year commitment as a strong sign of confidence in its business model, including a strong balance sheet consisting primarily of relatively liquid current assets, with 70-75% of accounts receivables typically insured, and a liquid inventory of fuel and gas oil. The new facility further enables OW Bunker (OW2.SG) to continue developing its business.

“Liquidity is vital to growth in the bunker industry. This facility further strengthens our financial position and the additional liquidity it brings provides us with flexibility to continue growing the business, including launching additional physical distribution operations. Our integrated business model, strong balance sheet and global footprint are key competitive advantages,” said OW Bunker CFO Morten Skou.

ING Bank N.V., Nordea and Rabobank International, acting as Bookrunning Mandated Lead Arrangers, were joined by ten other financial institutions in the general syndication.  ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Danske Bank and Natixis (KN.PA) joined as Bookrunning Mandated Lead Arrangers, while Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Crédit Agricole (Suisse) S.A., Deutsche Bank AG (DB), Amsterdam branch, Fifth Third Bank, Société Générale, Standard Chartered Bank and UBS AG (UBS) participated as Mandated Lead Arrangers.
 



Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Sep 2016 - Maritime & Ship Security

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News