2013年4月1日，MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.(下称MSC)和Global Infrastructure Partners及其关联投资方(下称GIP)达成一致，出售35% Terminal Investment Limited SA (下称TIL) ，预计交易金额在19亿2千9百万美元， 包括视TIL未来业务运营表现而定的确定付款。此交易估计将在今年年中进行，并取决于获得相关批复。
MSC 和GIP 之间新的战略联盟将为支持TIL迈入下一个发展阶段提供坚实的基础，包括TIL未来的收购和投资。随着Alistair Baillie 加入TIL担任总裁，GIP将在TIL的运营中成为一个活跃的角色。
MSC 副总裁Diego Aponte说：“我们非常高兴和GIP成为合作伙伴。他们是世界上最大和最有经验的基础建设基金之一。通过和他们的合作，我们可以加强我们的码头业务，利用好未来的机会和实现增长。这项合作将适配我们的战略，使我们保持行业领先地位。
GIP是一家独立的基础设施投资基金，其管理资金规模为15亿美元。GIP在经合组织和选择的新兴市场国家投资和基建相关的资产和业务。GIP投资目标包括单一资产和资产加公司构成的投资组合。投资方向主要在电力和公共事业，自然资源基建，空运基建，海港，货运铁路，水管铺设 和净化及废物管理领域。GIP在纽约、伦敦和科罗拉多都设有办公室。 在悉尼有GIP的分公司。其投资组合运营总部在康涅狄克州斯坦福德。
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MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. to Sell 35% of its Terminal Division
(Terminal Investment Limited SA) to Global Infrastructure Partners
April 1, 2013 – MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (“MSC”) has reached agreement with Global Infrastructure Partners and a group of its LP Co-Investors (“GIP”) to sell 35% of Terminal Investment Limited SA (“TIL”). Consideration is US$1.929 billion, including certain payments contingent on TIL’s future performance. Closing is expected to take place in the middle of the year and is subject to obtaining the relevant approvals.
TIL has, or is in the process of acquiring, controlling or joint-controlling interests in 30 container terminals globally serving most of the world’s major trade routes and located in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. TIL has grown rapidly over the last decade and is now the world’s sixth largest container terminal operator. TIL’s growth will continue to benefit from its relationship with MSC which is the world’s second largest container shipping company.
The new strategic partnership between MSC and GIP will provide a strong foundation to support the next phase of TIL’s growth, including further acquisitions and investments. GIP will play an active role with Alistair Baillie joining TIL as President.
Diego Aponte, Vice President of MSC, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have joined forces with GIP, one of the largest and most experienced infrastructure funds. Through this partnership we are reinforcing our terminal division, which will enable us to capitalize on future opportunities and growth. This will complement MSC’s strategy to maintain a leading position in the industry.”
Adebayo Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner of GIP commented: “We are delighted to enter into this exciting new partnership with MSC. This is in line with our strategy of developing best-in-class joint ventures with industry leaders. We expect to work closely with MSC in growing and improving this high quality portfolio of container terminal assets.”
About Global Infrastructure Partners
Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”) is an independent infrastructure investment fund with US$15 billion under management. GIP invests worldwide in infrastructure assets and businesses in both the OECD and select emerging market countries. GIP targets investments in single assets, and portfolios of assets and companies, in power and utilities, natural resources infrastructure, air transport infrastructure, seaports, freight railroad, water distribution and treatment and waste management. GIP has offices in New York, London and Colorado Springs, with an affiliate in Sydney and portfolio company operations headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. For more information, visit www.global-infra.com.
GIP’s other port sector investments are a joint-controlling 27% interest in Port of Brisbane, Australia; 50% of International Trade Logistics in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and 100% of Great Yarmouth Port in the UK.
About MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (“MSC”) of Geneva, Switzerland, is a privately owned shipping line, founded in 1970, which has rapidly grown to become the number two global container shipping line. During recent years MSC’s maritime fleet has expanded substantially and, as of mid-March 2013, was operating 446 container vessels with an intake capacity of over 2,200,000 TEUs. For more information, visit www.mscgva.ch.
About Terminal Investment Limited SA
Terminal Investment Limited SA (“TIL”) invests in, develops and manages container terminals around the world. It was founded in 2000 to secure berths and terminal capacity in the major ports used by MSC. Since then, TIL has grown to become one of the largest and most geographically diverse container terminal operators globally. TIL’s terminals have been selected for their important and strategic locations around the world, including major origin and destination and transshipment trade hubs and gateways in Europe, Asia, North America, South America and West Africa. For more information, visit www.tilgroup.com.
Advisors to MSC included Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Linklaters advised GIP.