Genting Hong Kong has elevated US$900 million by means of the sale and leaseback of a single of Aspiration Cruises’ ships – the 2016-created, 150,000-gross-ton Genting Desire.
The deal was shut with a consortium of four Chinese leasing corporations as a result of a unique function car indirectly wholly-owned by Financial institution of Communications Fiscal Leasing, CMB Financial Leasing, CCB Money Leasing Corporation Restricted and China Improvement Financial institution Economic Leasing.
DNB Marketplaces acted as advisor to Genting Hong Kong.
Component of the funds gained was applied for compensation of the exceptional equilibrium of approximately US$502 million in regard of the current lender bank loan for Genting Aspiration.
“We are pretty appreciative of the consortium for supporting Genting Hong Kong in the refinancing of Genting Aspiration which allows a more time repayment period of time with a balloon payment at the end of 12 many years,” said Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman of Genting Hong Kong.
“With the completion of this transaction, the group is now focusing on launching new summer itineraries for Dream Cruises which will showcase the ideal of south-east Asia with exciting new locations like Christmas Island and Belitung in addition to preferred places these types of as Palawan and Kota Kinabalu.”
In just in excess of three yrs of procedure, Aspiration Cruises’ has grown to its existing fleet of Genting Dream, Globe Desire and Explorer Desire.