Hili group ventures into oil and gas ship-to-ship services

Gas ships

The Hili group is venturing into the oil and gas ship-to-ship transfer support services business. A company statement said that 1923 Investments plc, a company of Hili Ventures, has entered into a share purchase agreement with Teekay Tankers Ltd to acquire a portion of its oil and gas ship-to-ship transfer support services business. This activity also provides LNG terminal management and LNG consulting services.

1923 Investments is looking to finalise the acquisition by early in the second quarter of the year. As part of the group, the business will trade under a new name which will be announced following the completion of the sale transfer.

Broadening horizons

“This acquisition is in keeping with our strategy to grow in areas in which we are already active and to broaden our horizons,” 1923 Investments Chief Executive Officer Melo Hili said. “Our anchor company Carmelo Caruana has been running a ship-to-ship operation in the Mediterranean for many years. This additional business presents an important opportunity for us to venture further into this field and significantly bolster our revenues and profitability.”

1923 Investments plc is a diversified holding company focused on the pursuit of opportunities to acquire and nurture companies to generate attractive returns and maximise value for stakeholders. It has a diverse array of operating subsidiaries across three reportable segments – technology, Apple Premium Resellers, and logistics. Its commercial activities are located in Malta, Poland and Hungary.

1923 Investments is the investment arm of Hili Ventures. Headquartered in Malta, Hili Ventures is engaged in partnerships with McDonald’s and Apple, logistics, marine & engineering, technology, property, hospitality and leasing in 10 countries spanning the Mediterranean and the Middle East to Central and Eastern Europe. It has a team exceeding 9,400 people.