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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Initial Public News

NAO Exercises Option to Purchase Shares

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. additional 882,352 common shares. The sale of these common shares isexpected to close on June 26, 2014. After the exercise of the overallotment option, there are 23,431,370 shares in issue in NAO. The total capital inflow into NAO from the Initial Public Offering and the exercise of the overallotment is in total about $100m. The company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for acquisitions and general corporate purposes, including working capital. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and DNB Markets, Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers. In addition, Global Hunter Securities, LLC is acting as a co-manager for the initial public offering.

Shipowner Exmar Shelves IPO ... for Now

EXMAR (Euronext: EXM) said that due to unfavorable current capital market conditions, it is delaying the launch of the contemplated initial public offering (IPO) of common units in the United States of EXMAR ENERGY PARTNERS LP (the MLP). In a release, EXMAR said it will continue to evaluate the most appropriate timing for the initial public offering as market conditions develop.

USMR Files Registration Statement For Initial Public Offering

United States Marine Repair, Inc. (USMR) announced that it filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of its common stock. The shares will be offered by an underwriting group led by Lehman Brothers Inc., Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation, Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) Inc.

Scorpio Bulkers IPO to Fund Multi-Newbuilding Orders

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The bulk ship owners announce its initial public offering of 15,500,000 common shares, granting the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 2,325,000 additional common shares. Scorpio say that the net proceeds of this public offering are expected to be used to fund newbuilding vessel capital expenditures, including capital expenditures related to the Company's initial fleet, and for general corporate purposes, including working capital. They add that on December 2, 2013…

Hyundai Heavy Plans IPO In August

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. reportedly decided on an initial public offering in August to list its shares on the Korea Stock Exchange.

Hyundai Heavy Plans IPO In August

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. reportedly decided on an initial public offering in August to list its shares on the Korea Stock Exchange.

Hyundai Heavy Plans IPO In August

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. reportedly decided on an initial public offering in August to list its shares on the Korea Stock Exchange.

Cruise IPO Heavily Oversubscribed

A $16.7 million initial public offering by Cyprus' Louis Cruise Lines was close to 30 times oversubscribed, a company spokesman said.

HHI Group to List Oilbank

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IPO seen improving group's financial soundness, transparency; Group sees shipbuilding recovery starting 2019. South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Group plans to list its refining arm Hyundai Oilbank in an IPO in 2018 and raise about $1.2 billion via a share issue by shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, in a move to bolster its finances. Hyundai Heavy Industries, the flagship company of South Korea's ninth-largest conglomerate, said on Tuesday that Hyundai Robotics, the group's holding company…

Hyundai Heavy to Raise $1.2B Via Rights Offering

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South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)  plans to raise about 1.29 trillion won ($1.2 billion) in an initial public offering (IPO)  and list its refining subsidiary Hyundai Oilbank. The report quoted the world’s second-biggest shipbuilder stating that Hyundai Robotics, the group’s holding company, has decided to list refining subsidiary Hyundai Oilbank in an IPO in the second half of 2018. The group also plans to issue 12.5 million rights shares, worth about 1.3 trillion won ($1.21 billion), by March.

Scorpio Bulkers Raise Scope of IPO

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Scorpio Bulkers Inc. say it has increased the size of its public offering from the initially announced 15,500,000 common shares to 31,300,000 common shares for gross proceeds of $305,175,000. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 4,695,000 additional common shares, and they say they plan to use all of the net proceeds of this offering to fund newbuilding vessel capital expenditures. Scorpio Bulkers has contracted and agreed to purchase 28 Ultramax…

North Atlantic Drilling Set for Initial NYSE Public Offering

North Atlantic Drilling Limited (NADL), a leading offshore harsh environment drilling company in which Seadrill Limited currently holds a 74 percent ownership interest, to file for independent listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The company states that it has filed its first amended registration statements with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with its initial public offering and concurrent offer to exchange previously issued unregistered common shares, other than the common shares owned by affiliates of NADL, for common shares that have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Morgan Stanley will act as the Global Coordinator and Lead Bookrunner for the initial public offering.

Softship Issues IPO At $3.42 Per Share

German software company Softship will issue shares in its initial public offering at $3.42 per share, below the company's $4.50-$5.35 bookbuilding range, the lead underwriter said on Tuesday. Andreas Beyer, CEO at VEM Virtuelle Emissionshaus, reportedly said the company would delay its initial public offering by one day to June 22 to allow investors to place orders for the stock at the reduced issue price. Due to adverse market conditions, Softship, which makes software for the shipping industry, will not be listed in the small-cap SMAX index but on stock exchange's official trading segment. The company's lower-than-expected issue price comes amid an increasingly unfavorable market environment for IPOs in Germany.

Transocean Inc. Subsidiary - Todco - to go Public

Transocean Inc. said its subsidiary TODCO (formerly R&B Falcon Corporation) has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the previously announced initial public offering of its Gulf of Mexico Shallow and Inland Water business segment. The registration statement relates to TODCO common stock to be sold by Transocean in the offering. TODCO does not expect to sell any shares in the offering. Upon the closing of the initial public offering, TODCO's fleet is expected to consist of 76 drilling rigs including 27 jackup rigs, 31 drilling barges and three submersible drilling rigs located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, two jackup rigs and one platform rig located in Trinidad and nine land rigs and three lake barges located in Venezuela.

Safe Bulkers Plans IPO

anticipation of a planned initial public offering of its common stock. Safe Bulkers is an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, transporting bulk cargoes, such as grain, iron ore and coal, along worldwide shipping routes for some of the world’s largest users of marine drybulk transportation services. The initial public offering will include approximately 10,000,000 shares of common stock. The offering may increase to approximately 11,500,000 shares of common stock if the underwriters exercise in full their over-allotment option. The shares are being offered by Vorini Holdings Inc. which will own approximately 80% of the common stock following the offering and will receive all of the proceeds.

Maritime Capital Shipping Withdraws Proposed IPO

Maritime Capital Shipping Limited has withdrawn its lodgment of its preliminary prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore in connection with its proposed initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. The company has just completed its international roadshow with institutional investors but has decided not to proceed with the launch of its proposed initial public offering citing the significant deterioration in sentiment in the world’s equity markets over the past few days.  As a result, the Company does not believe that a stable market for its shares would be established in secondary market trading while such negative market sentiment prevails.

Statoil Initial Public Offering

Statoil's Board of Directors (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) has decided to start a process to list its energy and retail business on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Further to the announcement made on the 3rd of February 2010, Statoil's Board of Directors has approved the proposal to create a stand-alone Energy & Retail (E&R) business through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The IPO will take place at the earliest in the fourth quarter of 2010 or at a time when the capital market is deemed favorable for such an offering. Statoil intends to remain a majority shareholder of E&R at the time of the initial public offering and listing.

Diana Shipping joins IPO Shipping Fleet

Diana Shipping on Tuesday filed to sell 12.375 million shares at $15-$17 each in a bid to raise up to $210 million in its initial public offering. It's the latest in a series of shipping companies to float shares in the U.S. market. Based in the Marshall Islands and Athens, Greece, Diana Shipping is going public via underwriter Bear Stearns. The operator of dry ships that transport iron ore, grain and coal plans to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DSX. On Feb. 3, DryShips (DRYS, Trade) shares rose 12 percent over their $18 offering price in their debut in Wall Street's most recent shipping IPO. The stock is trading near $23. IPOs from Arlington Tankers (DRYS, Trade), Top Tankers (TOPT, Trade) and Hornbeck Offshore (HOS, Trade) have also kicked off in the past year.

Teekay Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. announced that it has priced its initial public offering of 7,000,000 of its common units at $21.00 per unit. The 7,000,000 common units represent a 35.0% limited partner interest in the master limited partnership and the offering will increase to 8,050,000 common units if the underwriters exercise in full their over-allotment option. Teekay Shipping Corporation owns the remaining interests in the partnership, including common units, subordinated units, incentive distribution rights and its 2% general partner interest. Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking and Merrill Lynch & Co. acted as joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters, which include Morgan Stanley, A.G.

Euronav Announces IPO in the US

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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.

Fincantieri to List Stake Close to 50%

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Italian state-owned Fincantieri plans to list a stake close to 50 percent in its initial public offering on the Milan bourse, a source close to matter said on Tuesday. The group, wholly owned by state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), which in turn is controlled by Italy's Treasury, announced earlier on Tuesday it has filed for listing. The sale of a minority stake in the group is part of a privatisation push the Italian government launched last year to raise funds to cut its public debt. (Reporting by Francesca Landini; Editing by Lisa Jucca)

Exmar Submits SEC Proposal

Exmar NV announced that it expects to submit to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) the first draft registration statement for Exmar Energy Partners LP (the MLP). The initial public offering of the MLP's common units is expected to commence after the SEC completes its review process. Upon completion of the offering, the MLP is expected to own a 50% equity interest in joint ventures that own and operate four LNG regasification vessels (LNGRVs) and one LNG carrier. exmar.be  

Hapag-Lloyd CEO: No Rush to IPO

Rolf Habben Jansen (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd will focus on integration of Vapores , the Chilean firm with which it is merging, and a return to profit before pressing ahead with a stock market flotation, its chief executive said. "We believe in our plan, that is why we are not in a rush," Rolf Habben Jansen told journalists in remarks embargoed for Friday. In the longer run, Hapag-Lloyd still aims to launch an initial public offering, but the CEO has said it was difficult to predict whether this would be possible this year already. Reporting by Jan Schwartz

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