Uni-Asia Holdings Limited has acquired a new wholly owned Panama-incorporated company known as Fortuna Containership S.A. as a ship owning subsidiary for the purpose of acquiring a 3,500 TEU second hand containership.
Fortuna Containership was incorporated in Panama on 20 May 2015 with an authorised share capital of US$10,000. As of the date hereof, the Company has paid in cash in full for the subscription of an issued and paid-up share capital of US$10,000 comprising 100 ordinary shares of US$100 each.
The acquisition of Fortuna Containership was made with the Company's internal funds. The directors of Fortuna Containership comprise staff of the Company and do not include any Directors of the Company.
The Vessel will be purchased by Fortuna Containership from Fortitude Containership pursuant to an agreement entered into amongst Fortuna Containership and the Seller on 17 June 2015. The Seller is wholly-owned by Akebono Fund, which is in turn a private shipping fund which the Company currently invests in and manages.
The total consideration for the Proposed Acquisition is approximately US$18.1 million and was derived at after taking into account, inter alia, the prevailing market price for similar vessels. No external independent valuation was conducted on the vessel. The vessel was successfully delivered on 30 June 2015 and is scheduled to be time chartered out to a reputable charterer on 7 July 2015.
The Company has been considering several funding options to finance the acquisition of the Vessel. Such financing arrangements will be finalised after further discussions with third party financial institutions which may extend debt financing to Fortuna Containership.
The acquisition of Fortuna Containership and the Proposed Acquisition are expected to contribute to the revenue of the Company in the current financial year ending 31 December 2015. Save as disclosed above, the acquisition of Fortuna Containership and the Proposed Acquisition are not expected to have any material impact on the net tangible assets per share, earnings per share and operating results of the Company for the current financial year.