Clarksons looking to acquire Norwegian Platou

The Board of British Clarksons is currently in talks with Norwegian Platou concerning an acquisition of the analyst agency. But nothing is certain, says the world's biggest shipbroker.

Clarksons CEO Andi Case

Analyst agency as well as the world's biggest shipbroker Clarksons is currently in negotiations with Norwegian Platou about acquiring the analyst agency by purchasing all shares in the company, says Clarksons in a statement. The Boards of the two companies are discussing the possibility, which would create a leading player in the field.

"Given the complementary activities, in terms of geographic locations, operations and industry specialisation, the boards of both Clarksons and Platou believe the enhanced offering of the combined business positions the enlarged group as a leading integrated global shipping and offshore group," says Clarksons in a statement, stressing that nothing is certain at this point.

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