US-based private equity firm Cerberus is set to buy the Philippines’ insolvent Hanjin Subic Bay shipyard in a $300m deal, reported Reuters.

Prior to defaulting on $1.3bn of loans in 2019, the shipyard was operated by Hanjin Philippines. It owes $412m in debts to various Filipino banks.

The Philippines’ Navy is also planning to lease a third of the 300ha shipyard from Cerberus for its own base, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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