Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (Navios Acquisition) (NYSE:NNA), announced yesterday that it has agreed to provide a $70 million secured loan facility maturing in November 2018 to Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (Navios Holdings) (NYSE:NM).

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation Provides a Secured Loan of $70 Million to Navios Holdings Inc.

Chemical/Oil Products Tanker Nave Cosmos - Image courtesy: Fossé-M

The Loan Facility bears interest of 8.75%, compounded semi-annually and is secured by (1) all of Navios Holdings' interest in Navios Acquisition, composed of 65,301,220 shares of common stock and 1,000 preferred shares (convertible into 7,676,000 shares of common stock) and (2) 78.5% of Navios Holdings’ interest in Navios South American Logistics, Inc. (Navios Logistics) composed of 10,021 shares representing a majority of the shares outstanding of Navios Logistics. Interest will accrue and be payable upon the maturity of the loan.
A 1% fee was payable on the closing.

A Special Committee comprised of independent directors of Navios Acquisition negotiated and approved the terms of the Loan Facility with the assistance of the Special Committee's outside financial and legal advisors. In approving the Loan Facility, the Special Committee determined that the Loan Facility was fair to Navios Acquisition and in the best interest of Navios Acquisition and its shareholders.
Duff & Phelps, LLC served as financial advisor, and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP and Ince & Co., served as legal counsel, to the Special Committee.

Navios Acquisition is an owner and operator of tanker vessels focusing on the transportation of petroleum products (clean and dirty) and bulk liquid chemicals. 

Source: Navios Acquisition