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Cosco Shipping Holdings Co. completes US$6.3B acquisition of Orient Overseas container lines

Date closed: 8/24/2018

Value: US$6.3 billion

On July 26, 2018, Cosco Shipping Holdings Co. (COSCO) completed the US$6.3 billion acquisition of the majority stake in Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL). COSCO now holds 90.1% of OOCL, thus becoming the world's third-largest container carrier.

The enlarged company will operate more than 400 vessels with capacity exceeding 2.9 million twenty-foot equivalent units, including order book.

BLG represented COSCO and OOCL on the Canadian aspects of the transaction with a team led by Subrata Bhattacharjee that included Denes Rothschild and Ian Li.