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    Battle for Havila AS hots up

    News // December 20, 2002
    As Offshore Shipbrokers reported, the battle for Havila AS got more intense in late November with Per Saevik announcing on 22nd November that he was launching a takeover bid for the company, whilst on 25th November Groupe Bourbon increased its stake to close to 40 per cent.

    Seabrokers reported that Groupe Bourbon had increased its share holding in Havila SupplyASA with the acquisition of a further 1.435 million shares.

    Havila Supply ASA is parent company of Havila Supply Ships AS; with the existing principal shareholders being ironically Havila AS (Saevik family) and Borgstein Invest AS.(Ulstein family).

    In another twist, shares in Havila ASA were suspended from trading on November the 22nd, when Per Saevik of Havila AS bought 51 and control of Havila ASA.

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