Leif Höegh & Co. Ltd. and MSIP’s Acquisition of Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd.

Leif Höegh & Co. Ltd. and MSIP's Acquisition of Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd.

Conyers, working alongside Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Thommessen, acted for Leif Höegh & Co. Ltd. and Funds managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners.

LHC and MSIP,  through a 50/50 joint venture, Larus Holding Limited, acquired the remaining outstanding shares of Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. (“HLNG”) not owned by LHC or its affiliates, representing approximately 50.4% of the shares outstanding, by way of an amalgamation between Larus Limited, a subsidiary of JVCo and HLNG, and delisting of HLNG from the Oslo Stock Exchange.

The Company’s group operates world-wide with a leading position as owner and operator of floating LNG import terminals; floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs), and is one of the most experienced operators of LNG Carriers (LNGCs). The Company is publicly listed on the Oslo stock exchange.

The Conyers team comprised of Directors Guy Cooper (Picture), Christian Luthi and Edward Rance and Associate Karoline Tauschke.

The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Stuart Boyd and Sam Whittaker and associates Victoria Legg and Max Mugnaioni; investment funds partners Jonathan Tadd and Benjamin Harding; debt finance and capital markets partners Evgeny Zborovsky, Tim Volkheimer and Karen Ford; antitrust & competition partner Michael D. Thorpe and associate Chris Boyd; tax partner Mavnick Nerwal and associate Anthony Antioch; and US transactional partners Sean T. Wheeler and Enoch Varner.

Involved fees earner: Guy Cooper – Conyers Dill & Pearman; Christian Luthi – Conyers Dill & Pearman; Edward Rance – Conyers Dill & Pearman; Karoline Tauschke – Conyers Dill & Pearman; Anthony Antioch – Kirkland & Ellis; Stuart Boyd – Kirkland & Ellis; Chris Boyd – Kirkland & Ellis; Karen Ford – Kirkland & Ellis; Benjamin Harding – Kirkland & Ellis; Victoria Legg – Kirkland & Ellis; Max Mugnaioni – Kirkland & Ellis; Mavnick Nerwal – Kirkland & Ellis; Jonathan Tadd – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Thorpe – Kirkland & Ellis; Enoch Varner – Kirkland & Ellis; Tim Volkheimer – Kirkland & Ellis; Sean Wheeler – Kirkland & Ellis; Sam Whittaker – Kirkland & Ellis; Evgeny Zborovsky – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Höegh LNG; Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners;