India’s Aban Offshore is planning to raise as much as $924m through convertible bonds and shares to repay its debts following the sinking of a Venezuelan natural gas platform last week.
The money will be used to repay debts and bonds after Aban Pearl, a natural gas platform leased by Aban’s unit to Petroleos de Venezuela SA, sank on 13 May.
The company said it will raise about $400m selling bonds and shares overseas and will also sell $524m of equity-related securities to large investors.
The company aims to raise $400m by issuing foreign currency convertible bonds, global depository receipts and US depository receipts from international markets, Aban said.
Aban Offshore’s sales may decline by as much as 15% after the sinking of its rig, according to industry analysts.