Navios Acquisition Completes Navios Midstream Merger
Greece-based Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation announced that it completed the acquisition of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners.
"Following the close of the market on December 13, Navios Midstream common units no longer are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange," said a press release from the owner and operator of tanker vessels focusing on the transportation of petroleum products (clean and dirty) and bulk liquid chemicals.
Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated “We are pleased to close this important transaction, which provides Navios Acquisition with a number of benefits, including a simplified corporate structure, larger asset base and enhanced credit profile. We believe that the combined entity will be an attractive investment opportunity for investors.”
Under the terms of the transaction, Navios Acquisition acquired all of the outstanding common units of Navios Midstream though the issuance of approximately 3,683,028 newly issued shares of Navios Acquisition common stock in exchange for the publicly held common units of Navios Midstream at an exchange ratio of 0.42 shares of Navios Acquisition for each Navios Midstream common unit.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP acted as legal advisor and S. Goldman Advisors LLC acted as financial advisor to Navios Acquisition.