MONACO, Feb. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (“Navios Partners” or the “Company”) (NYSE:NMM) announced today that it has agreed to acquire from Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (“Navios Holdings”) (NYSE:NM) a 47.5% participation interest that Navios Holdings indirectly owns in certain loan facilities previously made to Navios Europe Inc. (the “Transaction”).
The purchase price is $27.0 million, payable in the form of (1) $4.05 million in cash and (2) approximately 13.1 million common units of NMM. The loans being purchased have an aggregate balance of $21.4 million as of February 2017, earn interest at 12.7% annually and mature no later than December 2023 with an estimated nominal value of $51.3 million. Navios Partners may require Navios Holdings, under certain conditions, to repurchase the loans after the third anniversary of the date of the sale based on the then outstanding balance of the loans.
The Conflicts Committee of Navios Partners, comprised of independent directors, negotiated and approved the terms of the Transaction with the assistance of the Conflicts Committee's outside financial and legal advisors. In approving the Transaction, the Conflicts Committee determined that the Transaction was fair to Navios Partners and in the best interest of Navios Partners and its unitholders.
Duff & Phelps, LLC served as financial advisor, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, served as legal counsel, to the Conflicts Committee.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events including Navios Partners’ 2017 cash flow generation, future contracted revenues, future distributions and its ability to have a dividend going forward, opportunities to reinvest cash accretively in a fleet renewal program or otherwise, potential capital gains, our ability to take advantage of dislocation in the market and Navios Partners’ growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as “may”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “hopes”, “estimates”, and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include comments regarding expected revenue and time charters.
These forward-looking statements are based on the information available to, and the expectations and assumptions deemed reasonable by Navios Partners at the time these statements were made. Although Navios Partners believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Navios Partners. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainty relating to global trade, including prices of seaborne commodities and continuing issues related to seaborne volume and ton miles, our continued ability to enter into long-term time charters, our ability to maximize the use of our vessels, expected demand in the dry cargo shipping sector in general and the demand for our Panamax, Capesize, UltraHandymax and Container vessels in particular, fluctuations in charter rates for dry cargo carriers and container vessels, the aging of our fleet and resultant increases in operations costs, the loss of any customer or charter or vessel, the financial condition of our customers, changes in the availability and costs of funding due to conditions in the bank market, capital markets and other factors, increases in costs and expenses, including but not limited to: crew wages, insurance, provisions, port expenses, lube oil, bunkers, repairs, maintenance and general and administrative expenses, the expected cost of, and our ability to comply with, governmental regulations and maritime self-regulatory organization standards, as well as standard regulations imposed by our charterers applicable to our business, general domestic and international political conditions, competitive factors in the market in which Navios Partners operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in Navios Partners’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 20-Fs and Form 6-Ks. Navios Partners expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Navios Partners’ expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. Navios Partners makes no prediction or statement about the performance of its common units.
Source:Navios Maritime Partners L.P.