According to the Wall Street Journal, Euronav is near a deal to merge with rival Gener8 Maritime, a person familiar with the matter said.
The agreement could be reached as soon as this week, this person said. Terms couldn’t be learned.
New York-listed Gener8, partly owned by U.S. private-equity firm Oaktree Capital, has a market capitalization of around $360 million. Euronav, which is listed both in Belgium and New York, has a market value of more than $1 billion.
Gener8 had been in merger talks with Norway’s Frontline Ltd. earlier this year but no deal was reached.
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