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19 January 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:27 GMT+1

April 4, 2018

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Terminalista group Dutch HES International will be bought by deep that is under responsibility of Macquarie and Goldman Sachs

Preliminary agreement with the current owners Riverstone Holdings and The Carlyle Group

Terminalista group Dutch HES International, that it manages a net of harbour terminals for the traffics of liquid bulk and sand banks, will be bought by the bottom Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 managed from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (SIGHT) and from the bottom West Street Infrastructure Partners III (WSIP) managed from the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. The two potential purchasers in fact have tightened a preliminary agreement with Riverstone Holdings and The Carlyle Group, society current owners of the HES International, in order to acquire the company of Rotterdam.

HES International has in course investments in order to remarkablly increase the ability to own terminals that is constituted by five terminal for liquid bulk, of which three in the port of Rotterdam, in the Polish port of Gdynia and in the German port of Wilhelmshaven, and 12 terminals for solid bulk, of which three in the port of Rotterdam, in the port of Amsterdam, on the two opposite sides of the Schelda river in the ports of Vlissingen and Terneuzen, in the port of Gdynia, in the German fluvial port of Saarlouis/Dillingen, in the French port of Fos, in the French port of Dunkerque through participation (40%) in the Société du Terminal de Escaut (STE) and one to the matting of the English river Humber to which the two inland Belgian terminals Deschieter join, to Mons, and Somef, near Liège. Altogether the plan of potenziamento of the net will increase the ability in the segment of the liquid bulk to 3,2 million cubic metres and in the segment of the bulk sand banks to 900 thousand cubic metres.

"With the support of Riverstone and Carlyle - it has emphasized the managing director of the HES International, Jan Vogel - we have become one of independent the terminaliste societies of the field of the bulk of greater success in Europe, that it supplies produced and services to our customers in 18 resorts of eight nations. In last the three years and means we have implemented a aimed strategy to optimize I use it of our primary systems in the main European ports and to allow to adapt us in flexible way to the future changes and to the opportunities that the energetic transition will carry in our field. Moreover we have a remarkable series of ulterior projects of increase is for the activity in the segment of the liquid bulk that for that of the solid bulk to support of our position of force in both our Cores business. We are trusting - it has concluded Vogel - than SIGHT and solid WSIP will be partner and of along term for our continuous future increase and our continuous international expansion".

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