Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced that it has submitted a proposal to the board of directors of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners to acquire the publicly held units of Navios Midstream not already owned by Navios Acquisition in a stock for units exchange.
Subject to negotiation and execution of a definitive agreement, Navios Acquisition is proposing consideration of 6.292 Navios Acquisition shares for each outstanding publicly held unit of Navios Midstream as part of a transaction that would be structured as a merger of Navios Midstream with Navios Acquisition.
The proposed consideration represents a value of $3.838 per common unit of Navios Midstream based on the closing price of Navios Acquisition’s shares as of June 28, 2018. The proposed transaction is expected to be a tax-free exchange to Navios Midstream’s unit holders for US federal income tax purposes.
The proposed transaction is subject to the negotiation and execution of a definitive agreement, approval of the board of directors of Navios Acquisition and the necessary approvals under Navios Midstream’s limited partnership agreement.
The consummation of the proposed transaction would be subject to customary closing conditions. There can be no assurance that any such approvals will be forthcoming, that a definitive agreement will be executed, or that any transaction will be consummated.