Navios Partners, an international owner and operator of container and dry bulk vessels, announced that it has closed the previously announced offering of approximately 18.4 million common units at $1.90 per common unit, raising approximately $35.0 million of gross proceeds.
Navios Partners will use the net proceeds of the offering for general working capital purposes, including vessel acquisitions.
Navios Partners’ common units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NMM.”
Following the closing, Navios Partners will have 167,589,764 common units and 3,420,203 general partner units outstanding. This includes $5.0 million of common units purchased by Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (“Navios Holdings”), and the purchase of general partner units by Navios GP L.L.C. (“Navios GP”), our general partner, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navios Holdings, to maintain its 2.0% general partner interest in Navios Partners. As a result, Navios Holdings owns a 20.2% interest in Navios Partners, which includes its 2.0% general partner interest in Navios Partners, which is held through Navios GP.
Fearnley Securities, Inc. acted as the sole lead manager.
S. Goldman Advisors LLC and Fearnley Securities AS acted as the lead placement agents in the registered direct offering. Fearnley Securities AS is not a U.S. registered broker-dealer and to the extent that this offering is made within the United States, its activities will be effected only to the extent permitted by Rule 15a-6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
A shelf registration statement relating to Navios Partners’ common units was previously filed by Navios Partners with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and has been declared effective.