Delo purchases 30.75% stake in Global Ports
Management Company Delo, a holding company for Delo Group, that consolidates marine terminals (grain, containers and port services) in the port of Novorossiysk, 3PL operations and certain other assets (“Delo”), today announces that it has entered into an agreement with Transportation Investments Holding Limited ("TIHL") to buy its 30.75% stake in Global Ports Investments PLC (“Global Ports”).
Closing of the transaction remains subject to various conditions, including antitrust clearances and satisfaction of other conditions customary for such transactions. The sale is expected to complete in April 2018.
Sergey Shishkarev, the President and the owner of Delo Group commented: “We did not hesitate a second when taking the decision to enter the transaction. We highly rate the potential of our cooperation with Global Ports, will use our extensive experience in the transportation industry and will apply maximum efforts to support the Company’s development in its markets of presence. We are aligned with the Group’s current strategy and its governance principles.”
Delo Group (“Delo”) is one of the largest private transportation and ports logistics holding companies in Russia. Its companies provide a full range of cargo transhipment and bunkering services at Novorossiysk port in the Black Sea Basin, including rail and multimodal container transportation, cargo forwarding, customs clearance of export and import cargoes in Russia and the broader CIS, delivery of oil and oil products, and the procurement and export of grains and oilseeds. Delo operates two port terminals and five inland terminals and employs a workforce of over 2,000 people.
Delo has made over USD 250m of investment invested in the development of terminals and port infrastructure since 2004. Currently its assets offer 3.5MT of throughput capacity at its KSK grain terminal, over 350,000 TEUs of capacity at its container terminal as well as over 11,000m2 of indoor storage area.
Global Ports Investments PLC is the leading operator of container terminals in the Russian market.
Global Ports’ terminals are located in the Baltic and Far East Basins, key regions for foreign trade cargo flows. Global Ports operates five container terminals in Russia (Petrolesport, First Container Terminal, Ust-Luga Container Terminal and Moby Dik in the Russian Baltics, and Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company in the Russian Far East) and two container terminals in Finland (Multi-Link Terminals in Helsinki and Kotka). Global Ports also owns inland container terminals Yanino Logistics Park and Logistika-Terminal , both located in the vicinity of St. Petersburg, and has a 50% stake in the major oil products terminal Vopak E.O.S. in Estonia.
Global Ports’ Revenue for the first half of 2017 was USD 162.5 million and Adjusted EBITDA was USD 97.3 million. Consolidated Marine Container Throughput was 587 thousand TEU in the first half of 2017.
Global Ports’ major shareholders are Transportation Investments Holding Limited (operating under the brand name of N-Trans), one of the largest private transportation and infrastructure groups in Russia (30.75%), and APM Terminals B.V. (30.75%), whose core expertise is the design, construction, management and operation of ports, terminals and inland services. APM Terminals operates a global terminal network of 76 ports and 117 inland services facilities, giving the company a global presence in 59 countries. 20.5% of Global Ports shares are traded in the form of global depositary receipts listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE ticker: GLPR).