Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corporation *

Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corporation *

Oct 19, 2020 by Roman Developer




*SPACInsider estimate a/o 1-6-19


Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corp. proposes to acquire NCF Wealth Holdings Limited (“NCF”) by way of merger in an all-stock transaction which values NCF at an equity value of $2,000,000,000.  Hunter has agreed to issue 200,000,000 Class A common shares to the shareholders of NCF at the closing of the merger. The shareholders of NCF shall also be entitled to receive up to 50,000,000 additional Class A common shares if Hunter meets certain financial performance targets for the 2019 and 2020 fiscal years.

NCF is a fintech company in China. Among other businesses, NCF operates an online consumer and business finance marketplace in China, focused on facilitating the origination of debt financing by directly connecting individual and commercial borrowers with lenders as an alternative to traditional lending sources. NCF generates revenues primarily from fees charged to borrowers for services in matching them with lenders through the facilities of its online platform. NCF’s platform does not pool funds from investors or grant loans to any customer or provide any credit services; that is, NCF does not itself finance the loans offered on its platform with its own funds.



Executive Officers

Alexander Saverys, 38
CEO and Class III Director

Mr. Saverys has a master of laws (University of Leuven and Madrid) and holds an MBA of the Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin. In 2004 he founded Delphis NV, a company offering multimodal transport solutions throughout Europe. He became a director of CMB Group in 2006 and was appointed Managing Director in September 2014. Mr. Alexander Saverys is the son of Mr. Marc Saverys, our Chairman of the Board, and the brother of Mr. Ludovic Saverys, our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary and a director.

Ludovic Saverys, 33
CFO, Secretary and Class II Director

Mr. Saverys has served on the Board of Directors of Euronav since May 13, 2015 and is member of Euronav’s Remuneration Committee and a member of the Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Committee. Ludovic Saverys currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of CMB Group and as General Manager of Saverco NV. He has also served as a director of Moore Stephens (Belgium) since December 2014. During the time he lived in New York, Mr. Saverys served as Chief Financial Officer of MiNeeds Inc. from 2011 through 2013 and as Director of SURFACExchange Ltd from 2009 through 2013. He started his career as Managing Director of European Petroleum Exchange (EPX) in 2008. From 2001 through 2007 he followed several educational programs at universities in Leuven, Barcelona and London from which he graduated with M. Sc. degrees in International Business and Finance. Mr. Ludovic Saverys is the son of Mr. Marc Saverys, our Chairman of the Board, and the brother of Mr. Alexander Saverys, our Chief Executive Officer and a director.

Benoit Timmermans, 55
Chief Commercial Officer and Class II Director

Mr. Timmermans graduated in law from the University of Louvain in 1983. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Navarra, Barcelona. After two years of retail banking experience he joined Almabo in 1989 and became Assistant Financial Manager after the take-over of CMB Group. He was CFO of the CMB Group’s liner division SCL (1996), Managing Director of the French company SAGA (1997) and was appointed Managing Director of Bocimar in 2003.

Board of Directors

Marc Saverys, 62
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Class III Director

Mr. Saverys graduated from the University of Ghent in 1976 with a degree in law. In 1975 he joined Bocimar’s chartering department, the dry bulk division of the CMB Group. In 1985 he left Bocimar and became Managing Director of Exmar, which at that time became a diversified shipowning company, where he was in charge of the drybulk division. He currently holds director’s mandates in various companies belonging to the CMB Group. He became a director of CMB Group in 1991 and was Managing Director of CMB Group from April 1992 through September 2014 when he was appointed as chairman. During the period from 2003 through July 2014, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Euronav, and served as a Vice-Chairman of the Board of Euronav from July 2014 until December 2015. Mr. Marc Saverys is the father of Mr. Alexander Saverys, our Chief Executive Officer and a director, and Mr. Ludovic Saverys, our Chief Financial Officer and a director.

Thomas Rehder
Class I Director

Mr. Rehder has a total of 32 years of experience in the shipping industry. Since 1987, Mr. Rehder has been a managing partner at Carsten Rehder GmbH & Co., or Carsten Rehder, a family-owned company located in Hamburg, Germany which currently operates 20 container vessels and five supramax and handysize bulk carriers. Mr. Rehder began his career at Carsten Rehder in 1984 as a chartering broker and has been responsible for the shipowning side of the business since 1996. Carsten Rehder was a 50% owner of single purpose entities that served as general partner of five single-ship KG companies that became insolvent between 2013 and 2015. Mr. Rehder served as a managing director of the general partner entities, but resigned from this position prior to the insolvencies. From 1981 to 1984, Mr. Rehder worked as a chartering broker for Intercontinent Chartering Inc. in New York. Mr. Rehder holds a position as a member of the council of the German Shipowners’ Association. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Rehder was president of the European Community Shipowners’ Association and is currently a board member. Additionally, he is a board member of Det Norske Veritas GL Group AS, Oslo. Prior to obtaining his business degree from the European Business School in Frankfurt, Germany, Mr. Rehder served in the German navy and worked as assistant shipyard manager.