Teekay Tankers announces merger agreement with Tanker Investments
Teekay Tankers Ltd. has agreed to acquire all the remaining issued and outstanding shares of Tanker Investments Ltd. (TIL) (OSLO:TIL), in a share-for-share merger at an exchange ratio of 3.30 Teekay Tankers Class A common shares for each TIL common share (Teekay Tankers currently owns 3.4 million common shares, or 11.3 percent, of TIL). TIL’s fleet consists of 10 Suezmax tankers, 6 Aframax tankers and 2 LR2 Product tankers with an average age of 7.3 years. Following the merger, Teekay Tankers’ fleet will consist of 62 conventional tankers, including 3 in-chartered conventional tankers (30 Suezmax tankers, 22 Aframax tankers, 9 LR2 Product tankers and one 50 percent-owned VLCC).
As part of the transaction, Teekay Tankers will assume approximately $350 million of TIL’s long-term debt, which includes two revolving credit facilities and a term loan, and on a pro forma basis as of March 31, 2017, the transaction adds approximately $117 million of liquidity to Teekay Tankers. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to Teekay Tankers’ earnings per share and, since Teekay Operations already provides the commercial and technical management of TIL’s vessels, Teekay Tankers expects a seamless integration of these two homogenous fleets.