UASC Completes Award Winning Finance Deal
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announced the recent conclusion of a series of transactions that resulted in the issuance by a U.S. based trust of $162 million of Enhanced Maritime Trust Certificates (EMTC). The EMTCs were issued in an offering pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act, and the transaction marks UASC’s debut financing in the debt capital markets. The EMTCs received a (private) Investment Grade rating by Fitch Ratings Ltd and Kroll Bond Rating Agency and the proceeds were ultimately used to finance the debt portion of two 2012-built 13…
Ensco Announces Cash Tender Offer
Ensco plc announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 3.25% Senior Notes due 2016 (CUSIP No. 29358QAB5). The tender offer is being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase dated today and a related Letter of Transmittal and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery, which set forth the terms and conditions of the tender offer. As of March 4, 2015, the aggregate principal amount of the notes outstanding is $1.0 billion. The consideration for each $1…
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 12.25 for gross base proceeds of USD 199,185,000. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,439,000 ordinary shares. The Company’s ordinary shares offered in the…
Euronav Announces IPO in the US
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 $1.00 USD in effect on that date). The company has been approved to list its ordinary shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EURN.
Ensco Prices $1.25-Billion Senior Notes Offering
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., DNB Markets, Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers in connection with the offering. The final prospectus supplement and related prospectus for this offering may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov or from underwriter representatives.
Hoegh LNG Partners Prices IPO
Höegh LNG Partners LP a Marshall Islands limited partnership formed by Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd., announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 9,600,000 common units representing limited partner interests in the Partnership at $20.00 per unit. The Partnership has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,440,000 additional common units. The common units being offered represent a 36.5% limited partner interest in the Partnership, or a 42.0% limited partner interest if the underwriters exercise in full their option to purchase additional common units. Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. will own the Partnership's general partner and the remaining limited partner interest.
GasLog Partners Announce Closing of its IPO
GasLog Partners LP, an international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 9,660,000 common units representing limited partner interests (the “common units”), including 1,260,000 common units issued upon the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional units. The public offering price was $21.00 per common unit. The net proceeds from the offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and other offering expenses, were approximately $186 million.
GasLog to List on NY Bourse
LNG carrier owners and operators, GasLog Partners LP, inform it has priced its initial public offering of 8,400,000 common units representing limited partner interests at $21.00 per common unit. The common units will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on May 7, 2014 under the ticker symbol “GLOP”. The offering is expected to close on May 12, 2014. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,260,000 additional common units from the MLP at the initial public offering price.
Fanning Joins Tidewater
Tidewater Inc. announced that Quinn P. Fanning has joined Tidewater as Executive Vice President. Mr. Fanning will report to Chairman, President and CEO Dean Taylor and is expected to assume the duties of Chief Financial Officer of Tidewater upon the retirement of J. Keith Lousteau, which as previously announced, is anticipated on September 30, 2008. Fanning joins Tidewater following more than 20 years within the financial services industry. Most recently, Fanning was a Managing Director with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., which he joined in 1996. In his 12-year investment banking career, he primarily focused on the energy industry, particularly the oilfield services and midstream/pipeline sectors.
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. 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. Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Lehman Brothers Inc., Natexis Bleichroeder Inc., Simmons & Company International and Howard Weil Incorporated are co-managers of the offering. Dresser-Rand Group Inc. has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 4,050,000 shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.