MONACO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GasLog Partners LP (the “MLP”) today announced the commencement of an initial public offering of 8,400,000 common units representing limited partnership interests (the “common units”). The estimated price range for the initial public offering is $19.00 to $21.00 per common unit. The proceeds from the offering will be used principally to reduce indebtedness and for general partnership purposes, with the remainder to be distributed to GasLog Ltd. (“GasLog”) (NYSE:GLOG).
The MLP is a Marshall Islands limited partnership and is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of GasLog. GasLog will contribute three of its existing LNG carriers with multi-year charters to the MLP.
The underwriters will be granted an option to purchase up to 1,260,000 additional common units from the MLP at the initial public offering price, less the underwriting discount. The MLP has applied to list the common units on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GLOP”. If the underwriters’ option to purchase additional common units is not exercised, GasLog will retain 1,422,358 of the MLP’s common units (and will retain 162,358 common units if the option is exercised in full) as well as all of the MLP’s subordinated units, general partner interest and incentive distribution rights.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Evercore Group L.L.C. and UBS Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and DNB Markets, Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering.
The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. A preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 (tel: (800) 831-9146); Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Credit Suisse Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, by telephone: 800-221-1037; and Wells Fargo Securities, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10152, by telephone: 800-326-5897.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy the securities be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.
About GasLog Ltd.
GasLog is an international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers. Following the recently announced agreement to purchase three additional LNG carriers from Methane Services Ltd., an affiliate of BG Group, GasLog’s fleet will include 21 wholly owned LNG carriers (including 14 ships in operation and seven LNG carriers on order) and GasLog will have 6 LNG carriers operating under its technical management for third parties. In connection with the initial public offering of GasLog Partners LP, three of GasLog’s vessels in operation will be contributed to GasLog Partners LP. GasLog’s principal executive offices are located at Gildo Pastor Center, 7 Rue du Gabian, MC 98000, Monaco.
About GasLog Partners LP
GasLog Partners LP was formed by GasLog to own, operate and acquire LNG carriers with multi-year charters. The initial fleet of GasLog Partners LP will consist of three LNG carriers, each of which has a carrying capacity of 155,000 cbm and has a multi-year charter.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements”. The reader is cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that GasLog and the MLP expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, completion of the MLP initial public offering, future operating or financial results and future revenues and expenses, future, pending or recent acquisitions, general market conditions and shipping industry trends, the financial condition and liquidity, cash available for distribution, future capital expenditures and drydocking costs and newbuild vessels and expected delivery dates, are forward looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from our expectations and projections. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general LNG and LNG shipping market conditions and trends, including charter rates, ship values, factors affecting supply and demand of LNG and LNG shipping, technological advancements and opportunities for the profitable operation of LNG carriers; our ability to enter into time charters with our existing customers as well as new customers; our contracted charter revenue; our customers’ performance of their obligations under our time charters and other contracts; the effect of volatile economic conditions and the differing pace of economic recovery in different regions of the world; future operating or financial results and future revenues and expenses; our future financial condition and liquidity; our ability to obtain financing to fund capital expenditures, acquisitions and other corporate activities, funding by banks of their financial commitments, and our ability to meet our obligations under our credit facilities; future, pending or recent acquisitions of ships or other assets; business strategy, areas of possible expansion and expected capital spending or operating expenses; our expectations relating to distributions of available cash and our ability to make such distributions; our ability to enter into shipbuilding contracts for newbuildings and our expectations about the availability of existing LNG carriers to purchase, as well as our ability to consummate any such acquisitions; our expectations about the time that it may take to construct and deliver newbuildings and the useful lives of our ships; number of off-hire days, drydocking requirements and insurance costs; our anticipated general and administrative expenses; fluctuations in currencies and interest rates; our ability to maintain long-term relationships with major energy companies; expiration dates and extensions of our time charters; our ability to maximize the use of our ships, including the re-employment or disposal of ships no longer under time charter commitments; environmental and regulatory conditions, including changes in laws and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities; our continued compliance with requirements imposed by classification societies; risks inherent in ship operation, including the discharge of pollutants; availability of skilled labor, ship crews and management; potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, political events, piracy or acts by terrorists; and potential liability from future litigation.
For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect future results, see the discussion in the MLP’s registration statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-195109) under the caption “Risk Factors.” In addition, the MLP initial public offering may not successful or the MLP may not raise the planned amount of proceeds even if the initial public offering is completed. No assurance can be given as to the value of the MLP, the price at which its securities may trade or whether a liquid market for its securities will develop or be maintained. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments.