Abu Dhabi / WAM
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial services group, has acted as the exclusive sell side advisor to Egon Oldendorff GmbH & Co. KG, part of the Oldendorff Group, the bank announced.
Oldendorff is one of the worldâ€™s largest dry-bulk operators, ADIB acted on the full sale of its subsidiary Emirates Ship Investment Company LLC. This deal is the first of its kind for ADIB and is in line with its efforts to become a key player in the Investment Banking market.
Eships is a leading Shipowner and Operator headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It operates a diversified fleet of modern chemical and product and LPG gas tankers.
Eships was acquired by UAE based Tristar Transport LLC, a subsidiary of Agility Public Warehousing Company KSCP.
ADIBâ€™s Investment Banking team advised EOKG on all aspects of the transaction including structuring, valuation and negotiation. In addition, ADIBâ€™s syndications and structured finance team helped Tristar in structuring and securing acquisition financing for the transaction. As a part of the transaction, Tristar has acquired all of the Eships vessels comprising chemical/product tankers and LPG tankers.
Arif Usmani, Head of Wholesale Banking at ADIB commented, â€œThis transaction provided a complete solution to both buyer and seller and was led by ADIBâ€™s investment banking and syndication & structured finance teams respectively. We are definitely seeing an increase of activity across this sector in the UAE and regionally, and as a result are stepping up our focus on providing tailored corporate finance and advisory solutions to our clients.â€
Peter Bagh, Chief Operating Officer of Oldendorff Carriers said, â€œOldendorff has made a strategic decision to focus on the dry cargo shipping business and is very pleased to have found a good new home for Eships and its employees with Tristar through ADIB.â€
Aside from ADIBâ€™s track record as the regionâ€™s leading Islamic Financing bookrunner, the bank has a dedicated M&A team that has advised on some of the largest M&A transactions in the MENA region and is currently expanding its franchise through engagement on a number of mandates across a range of industries.