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Summer Of 69? No, Maersk Sings About The Drilling Company Of 1972

AP Moller Maersk’s (AMKBY) drilling spinoff is set for early April and the new company will be called The Drilling Company of 1972. The name reminds me of Sara Lee’s 2012 DE Master Blenders 1753 spinoff. Must be a European thing or something and in any case, it’s an instant addition to the list of terribly named spinoffs.… Read More »

What Does Total’s Purchase Of Maersk Oil Mean For The Spinoff?

Earlier this week, French oil giant Total (TOT) agreed to purchase AP Moller Maersk’s (AMKBY) oil business for $4.95b in equity. The Danish shipping giant will receive Total shares as compensation, but in addition to the shares, the French company will also assume $2.5b in debt and certain decommissioning costs in the North Sea. In an interesting wrinkle,… Read More »