Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Non-Controlling Interest

Non-Controlling Interest
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Noncontrolling Interest [Abstract]  
Noncontrolling Interest
We have consolidated certain partnerships because we have a controlling interest in these ventures. Therefore, the entities' financial statements are consolidated in our Consolidated Financial Statements and the entities' other equity is recorded as a non-controlling interest. The following table sets forth the components of our non-controlling interest balance since inception attributable to third-party investors' interests at December 31, 2013 (in thousands): 
Net proceeds from Cheniere Partners' issuance of common units (1)

Net proceeds from CLNGHs' sale of Cheniere Partners common units (2)

Net proceeds from Cheniere Partners' issuance of Class B units (3)

Net proceeds from Cheniere Holdings' issuance of common shares (4)

Distributions to Cheniere Partners' non-controlling interest
Non-controlling interest share of loss
Non-controlling interest at December 31, 2013

In March and April 2007, we and Cheniere Partners completed a public offering of 15,525,000 Cheniere Partners common units (the "Cheniere Partners Offering"). Cheniere Partners received $98.4 million in net proceeds from the issuance of its common units to the public.
In January 2011, Cheniere Partners initiated an at-the-market program to sell up to 1.0 million common units, the proceeds from which would be used primarily to fund development costs associated with the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project. As of December 31, 2011, Cheniere Partners had sold 0.5 million common units with net proceeds of $9.0 million. During the year ended December 31, 2012, Cheniere Partners sold 0.5 million common units with net proceeds of $11.1 million.
In September 2011, Cheniere Partners sold 3.0 million common units in an underwritten public offering and 1.1 million common units to Cheniere Common Units Holding, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere, at a price of $15.25 per common unit. Cheniere Partners received net proceeds of $43.3 million and $16.4 million from the public offering and Cheniere Common Units Holding, LLC sale, respectively.
In September 2012, Cheniere Partners sold 8.0 million common units in an underwritten public offering at a price of $25.07 per common unit for net cash proceeds of $194.0 million.
In February 2013, Cheniere Partners sold 17.6 million common units in a registered direct offering to institutional investors at a price of $20.75 per common unit for net proceeds of $364.8 million.
In conjunction with the Cheniere Partners Offering, Cheniere LNG Holdings, LLC ("CLNGH") sold a portion of the Cheniere Partners common units held by it to the public, realizing net proceeds of $203.9 million, which included $39.4 million of net proceeds realized once the underwriters exercised their option to purchase an additional 2.0 million common units from CLNGH.
In May 2012, Cheniere Partners and Blackstone CQP Holdco LP ("Blackstone") entered into a unit purchase agreement (the "Blackstone Unit Purchase Agreement") whereby Cheniere Partners agreed to sell to Blackstone in a private placement 100.0 million Class B units of Cheniere Partners ("Class B units") at a price of $15.00 per Class B unit. Cheniere Partners had issued and sold all 100.0 million Class B units to Blackstone as of December 31, 2012. See Note 7—"Variable Interest Entities".
In December 2013, Cheniere Holdings completed its initial public offering (the "Cheniere Holdings Offering") of 36.0 million common shares at $20.00 per common share. Cheniere Holdings was formed by us to hold our Cheniere Partners limited partner interests. We ultimately received all of the $665.0 million of net proceeds from the Cheniere Holdings Offering from the repayment of Cheniere Holdings' intercompany indebtedness and payables owed to us and through a distribution by Cheniere Holdings to us.