Kirkland Advises Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. on Agreement to Acquire All Publicly Held Common Units of Höegh LNG Partners LP
Kirkland & Ellis advised Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. (Höegh LNG) on its entry into a definitive merger agreement with Höegh LNG Partners LP (NYSE: HMLP), pursuant to which Höegh LNG will acquire, for cash, all of the outstanding publicly held common units of the partnership of at a price of $9.25 per common unit for a total purchase price of approximately $167.6 million. The revised price represents an increase of $5.00 when compared to the offer of $4.25 per common unit made by Höegh LNG on December 3, 2021, a premium of 35.0% to the closing price of the partnership's common units of $6.85 per unit on May 24, 2022 and a premium of 39.2% to the volume weighted average price of the partnership's common units for the 30-trading day period ended May 24, 2022.
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