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United Arab Chemical Carriers

Founded Year



Acquired | Acquired

About United Arab Chemical Carriers

United Arab Chemical Carriers is a private company owned by both strong industrial companies and key individuals in the region. UACC is strategically well located in a region which is witnessing strong economic growth and is fast emerging as the largest exporting hub for petrochemicals and petroleum products. On January 7, 2021, United Arab Chemical Carriers was acquired by United Overseas Group. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquarters Location

United Arab Emirates



Latest United Arab Chemical Carriers News

United Overseas Group Ltd’s Acquisition Of United Arab Chemical Carriers Limited

Jan 19, 2021

WFW worked with law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in advising UOG on the acquisition and other corporate elements of the project. AXIA Ventures Group Ltd acted as UOG’s financial advisor. The acquisition was structured by way of a reverse triangular merger with the financing for the acquisition provided by alternative investment firm, EnTrust Global. The transaction will be the first such merger to be effected under the Companies Law of the Dubai International Financial Centre (the “DIFC”). WFW provided advice on English, DIFC, Liberian and Marshall Islands laws through its offices in Athens, Dubai, New York and London. Athens-headquartered UOG is a ship-owning and investment company controlled by shipping investors and operators Peter Georgiopoulos and Leo Vrondissis, who have worked together on several projects over the past two years before founding UOG. They both have extensive experience in the shipping industry, with a track record of US$22bn in completed public market and privately-negotiated transactions. Mr Georgiopoulos has also been Chairman and CEO of four NYSE-listed companies. UACC, headquartered in Dubai, was established in 2007 in the DIFC and specialises in the international transportation of refined products and chemicals. It currently owns and operates 20 vessels comprising nine IMO2/3 chemical tankers, two LR1 and nine MR tankers. The cross-border WFW team that advised UOG was comprised of Athens Partner and Global Maritime Sector Co-Head George Paleokrassas (Picture) on the financing side, supported by Senior Associate Dimitris Karamacheras and Associate Manos Pontikis; Dubai corporate Partner Dhruv Paul on the DIFC merger aspects; London maritime Partner Toby Royal on the English law due diligence and maritime merger aspects, supported by Senior Associate Georg Junginger and Associate Rohan Inamdar; and New York corporate Partner Steven Hollander on the Liberian and Marshall Islands due diligence and merger aspects supported by Counsel Todd Johnson and Associate Danny Berger.

United Arab Chemical Carriers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was United Arab Chemical Carriers founded?

    United Arab Chemical Carriers was founded in 2007.

  • What is United Arab Chemical Carriers's latest funding round?

    United Arab Chemical Carriers's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of United Arab Chemical Carriers?

    Investors of United Arab Chemical Carriers include United Overseas Group.



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