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Navios Partners: Acquisition of 36 vessels from Navios Maritime

Featured Navios Partners: Acquisition of 36 vessels from Navios Maritime

Navios Maritime Partners L.P., international owner and operator of dry cargo and tanker vessels, agreed to acquire a 36-vessel drybulk fleet for a gross purchase price of $835.0 million, including the assumption of $441.6 million of bank liabilities, bareboat obligations and finance leasing obligations, subject to debt and working capital adjustments, from Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. .

The 36-vessel drybulk fleet consists of 26 owned vessels and 10 chartered-in vessels (all with purchase options) with a total capacity of 3.9 million dwt and an average age of 9.6 years. Assuming Clarksons’ 1-YR TC rate (as of July 22, 2022) and certain operating cost assumptions, the acquired vessels are expected to generate approximately $164.0 million of estimated EBITDA and $81.5 million of estimated free cash in 2023.

This acquisition builds upon Navios Partners’ strength in diversification and provides Navios Partners with:

  • A young, known, en-bloc fleet of 36 vessels at an opportune time in the drybulk market
  • Increased scale – post transaction the drybulk and total fleet will increase by 67% and 24%, respectively. NMM will have the third largest drybulk fleet, and the second largest fleet, of US publicly traded companies (based on number of vessels)
  • Rebalanced segment exposure
  • A migration path to a younger, more carbon efficient fleet supported by opportunistically selling older, less carbon efficient vessels
  • Compelling financial returns (based upon the aforementioned 2023 financial estimates)
    • $835.0 million gross purchase price
    • $393.4 million estimated equity
      • EBITDA multiple: 5.1x (Purchase price/ estimated EBITDA)
      • Unlevered yield: 20% (estimated EBITDA/gross purchase price)
      • Free cash return on equity: 21% (estimated free cash/estimated equity)

Following the completion of the Transaction, Navios Partners will own and operate a fleet comprised of 90 drybulk vessels, 49 containerships and 49 tanker vessels, including 22 newbuilding vessels to be delivered through the first quarter of 2025.