De redersfamilie Saverys trekt naar de Amerikaanse beurs Nasdaq met een vehikel om te jagen op overnames. Dit schreef De Tijd vrijdag. Met Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corp wil de familie 150 miljoen dollar ophalen om vervolgens overnames te kunnen doen in de in zwaar weer verkerende scheepvaart sector, zo meldde de krant. De familie Saverys, eigenaar van het vorig jaar van de beurs gehaalde Compagnie Maritime Belge, wilde geen commentaar geven tegenover De Tijd. Via de vennootschap Bocimar Hunter, een dochter van CMB, zou de familie een belang van 20 procent in Hunter Maritime willen blijven behouden. Alvorens Hunter Maritime naar de beurs kan, moeten beurswaakhond SEC en beursbedrijf Nasdaq overigens nog toestemming verlenen.
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We are a newly organized blank check company incorporated pursuant to the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and formed for the purpose of acquiring, through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, debt acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business
combination, vessels, vessel contracts (including contracts for the purchase and charter-in by us of vessels) or one or more operating businesses, which we intend to be in the international maritime shipping industry, which we refer to throughout this prospectus as our initial business combination. We have not identified any business combination target and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target. At or promptly following the completion of our initial business combination, we will use our best efforts to transfer our corporate domicile from the Marshall Islands to Belgium, which requires our shareholders’ approval under Belgian law and compliance with other applicable legal requirements. We have agreed with our sponsor, among other things, not to complete the initial business combination if we are unable to obtain such shareholder approval, subject to waiver by our sponsor in its sole discretion. Our sponsor and members of our management team have agreed to vote any common shares owned by them in favor of the transfer of our corporate domicile to Belgium. While we may pursue one or more acquisition opportunities in various sectors of the international maritime shipping industry, or the shipping industry, in the event that we find opportunities in one or more different sectors that are more compelling than other sectors, including unrelated to the shipping industry, we would pursue those opportunities. We believe that our management team is well positioned to take advantage of opportunities in the shipping industry, and that our contacts and sources within the shipping industry will allow us to generate attractive acquisition opportunities. ---
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