Some Euronav shareholders seem ready to take a discount to help the create a tanker behemoth.

Following Saturday’s announcement that John Fredriksen had bumped his holding in the Brussels and New York-listed shipowner to 15% with the acquisition of 6m shares in a private tender process, analysts from Fearnleys Securities said it appears some just want to get a deal done.

“With [Euronav] shares trading at $13.03