Odfjell SE is pleased to announce that Odfjell Terminals B.V., has entered into an agreement with a fund managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets to sell its 50% ownership in Oiltanking Odfjell Terminal Singapore Pte Ltd for a price around USD 300 million. This implies an enterprise value of around USD 330 million for Odfjell Terminals B.V.'s share in the Singapore terminal.
The transaction will result in a net gain for Odfjell SE of approximately USD 135 million (Odfjell SE's share). Closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval and is expected during the fourth quarter of 2017.
Commenting on the transaction, Kristian Mørch, CEO of Odfjell and Chairman of Odfjell Terminals B.V., said:
"We are pleased to have concluded on the sale of our Singapore terminal at what we believe is a very attractive valuation and a testimony to the strength and quality of the investments made in Singapore since 2001."
Frank Erkelens, CEO of Odfjell Terminals B.V. said:
"We appreciate the cooperation we have had with our good partner Oiltanking in Singapore, and wish them and their new partner Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets a successful future in further developing the full potential of the terminal. This divestment is in line with our strategy to focus on the terminals where we have managerial control of the assets and to further invest in growth opportunities in our core markets, such as Houston and Rotterdam."
Odfjell Terminals B.V. is a joint venture between Odfjell SE (51%) and Lindsay Goldberg (49%), which currently owns nine terminals worldwide with a combined storage capacity of 3.5 million cubic meters. Odfjell Terminals' key activities include storage and distillation of bulk liquid products.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is part of Macquarie Asset Management, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group. MIRA is the world's largest manager of infrastructure and also has a growing portfolio in real estate, agriculture and energy investments. MIRA manages AUD154.2 billion (USD 118 billion) of assets on behalf of pension funds, sovereign funds, insurance companies and other investors.On their behalf, MIRA manages 50 funds globally that invest in 130 businesses, 300 properties and 4.5 million hectares of farmland.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5 -12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
Published October 19, 2017.