Navios Maritime Acquisition closes $100m placement

17 September 2013 (Last Updated September 17th, 2013 18:30)

Navios Maritime Acquisition, a business unit of the Navios Group, has raised $100m of gross proceeds from the divestment of 25,974,026 shares of common stock at a rate of $3.85 per share.

Navios Maritime Acquisition, a business unit of the Navios Group, has raised $100m of gross proceeds from the divestment of 25,974,026 shares of common stock at a rate of $3.85 per share.

Of the total gross proceeds, $50m was raised through a registered direct offering of 12,987,013 shares of common stock and the remaining amount was raised through placement of 12,987,013 shares of common stock to Navios Maritime Holdings (NMH).

The company aims to use the gross proceeds for working capital and for other general corporate purposes such as the repayment of outstanding debt and the acquisition of vessels.

Following the closure of placement, NMH owns a 48.5% stake in Navios Maritime Acquisition.

The agents that helped the closure of Navios placements include RS Platou Markets, S Goldman Capital, ABN AMRO Securities, DVB Capital Markets, Clarkson Capital Markets and BNP Paribas Securities.

Headquartered in Greece, Navios Maritime Acquisition owns and operates a large fleet of tanker vessels involved in the transportation of petroleum products and bulk liquid chemicals.

The company charters the vessels to international oil companies, refiners and large vessel operators under long, medium and short-term charters.

Established in 1954 by US Steel, NMH currently operates 49 vessels totalling around 5.1m deadweight tonnes.

In total, the Navios Group operates 99 vessels and about 10.7 million deadweight tonnes.