P&O SHELVES PLANNED IPO FOR BULK SHIPPING ARM
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. group has canceled its plan for an initial public offering of its wholly owned subsidiary Associated Bulk Carriers plc.
P&O said Friday in a short statement that it “has decided not to proceed, at least for the present, with its proposed initial public offering for Associated Bulk Carriers on the Oslo Stock Exchange.”
The British group added that this decision follows advice from Christiania Markets that reflected their current assessment of market conditions in Oslo.
P&O had announced in April the plan to sell shares in the bulk-shipping subsidiary, a company with net assets of approximately $190 million.