Norwegian investment fund Rasmussengruppen has till now only been exposed to shipping through its strategic investment in Danish D/S Norden, where the group owns an 11.3 percent capital share stake.
But now the family-owned fund is targeting Norwegian supertanker player DHT Holdings, which has in the past year significantly increased its fleet of VLCCs. DHT Holdings is currently the largest supertanker owner listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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