Euronav Launches $175 Million IPO in U.S.

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January 21, 2015

The 441,561 DWT MT TI Europe. Photo (c) Euronav

reuters_logo1BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian crude oil shipping group Euronav said on Tuesday that it was going ahead with its plan to list shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a public offering worth some $175 million.

Euronav had announced its intention to list in September but postponed the plans in October, citing unfavourable market conditions.

The company said on Tuesday that it would list 13.55 million shares and would continue to trade on both the Brussels and New York markets.

Its shares traded at 11.165 euros on Tuesday before being suspended by the regulator pending the announcement, giving the company a valuation of around $1.5 billion.

Euronav said it would use the net proceeds to increase its working capital and may buy additional vessels.

The underwritten public offering is managed by Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley as joint book runners and DNB, SEB and Evercore Group as senior managers. (Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; editing by Barbara Lewis and Keith Weir)

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