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Sohmen-Pao offers the financial strength that Lauritzen Kosan needs

The sale of Lauritzen Kosan has been a long time coming, Lauritzen Foundation CEO Tommy Thomsen tells ShippingWatch. With the Sohmen-Pao family's BW Group as new majority owner, the shipping company gets completely new financial opportunities than is the case today.

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The sale of Lauritzen Foundation's gas shipping company, Lauritzen Kosan, has been a long time coming. It is not, as it might otherwise look from the outside, one of three quick LPG acquisitions that the Sohmen-Pao dominated BW Group, in a somewhat remarkable move, announced just before Christmas.

"This is a process that has taken a long time. We know each other well and have met frequently. When you have interests in the same areas, it's natural to ask about each other's activities. That's how this came about," explains Lauritzen Foundation CEO Tommy Thomsen to ShippingWatch.

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