Mergers, Acquisitions & Exits

  • Bavaria's Muller

    Bavaria Yachts buys Greenline Neo series to enter the outboard market


    Bavaria will build day cruisers with outboard engines for the first time, taking over the successful Greenline Neo series from Slovenian SVP yard

  • News

    Mailspeed Marine sold


    Pirates Cave, a UK chandlery based in Kent, has acquired the Mailspeed Marine brand from Friday Media Group. Included in the acquisition is the website,, which will be merged with

  • Dubai_Harbour_Web_Gorsel_05

    D-Marin to be acquired by private equity fund

    2020-01-17T10:45:00Z By David Robinson,

    A multimillion-euro deal of undisclosed value has been made by the Luxembourg-headquartered private equity business CVC Partners to buy the D-Marin arm of the Turkish Dogus Group. D-Marin, which is registered in the Netherlands, operates 15 marinas in five Mediterranean and Middle East countries. This transaction will be finalised upon ...

  • Newport Harbor

    US marina operator tests the waters for US$2bn sale


    Insiders with knowledge of the matter tell Bloomberg News that American Infrastructure Funds (AIF) is exploring the sale of its Dallas, Texas-based Safe Harbor Marinas, expecting to fetch more than $US2bn for what is touted as the largest marina operator in North America.

  • Discovery 55

    Discovery Yachts Group restructures under newly formed holding company


    Yacht model range simplified to help in rescue and taking the company forward

  • LCI European acquisitions in the glass & window segment

    Lippert expands its footprint in the window segment & Europe

    2020-01-08T16:47:00Z By Arlene Sloan,

    The US-based equipment manufacturer Lippert Components announced completion yesterday of its acquisition of the Polyplastic Group, a Dutch specialist in acrylic window and door products

  • YPI Crew

    YPI CREW acquires Edmiston Recruiters


    Yacht crew recruitment firm YPI CREW has acquired the recruitment division of Edmiston, taking on all ongoing crew placement. As of January 1, 2020, Edmiston transferred its recruitment team of four to YPI CREW, taking the total YPI CREW team to 16.

  • RH Marine Group

    Pon Holdings acquires RH Marine Group


    Pon Holdings is acquiring all of RH Marine Group by buying the majority stake that private equity firm Parcom Capital holds in the Dutch marine services provider. The two companies became joint shareholders in 2015.

  • \Naiad

    Kiwi boatbuilder Naiad sold


    Business to be acquired by its east-coast Australian builder partner, Yamba Welding Engineering

  • Magic Yachts

    Catana Group acquires Tunisian shipyard


    After a fifth year with average annual growth over 50% and an order book that will result in exceeding the threshold of €100m in revenue this year, the Catana Group has just signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Magic Yachts.

  • News

    New owner for SEA magazine?


    US-based marine publishing and marketing veteran Arnie Hammerman says he is in the process of taking over the publishing of SEA magazine from Duncan McIntosh Company Inc, as well as Boating World . Both magazines ceased publication last week.

  • News

    Safe Harbor acquires US marina


    An historic New Hampshire shipyard is the latest in a string of acquisitions by Safe Harbor Marinas, though the company remains tight-lipped about the purchase.

  • Lalizas

    Lalizas acquires Italian liferaft manufacturer


    The Lalizas Group of companies has acquired Arimar, a European leader in the production of state-of-the-art liferafts.

  • bimini-opening

    Lippert continues on acquisition path


    American component supplier Lippert Components has acquired electric-powered Bimini specialist, PWR-ARM, one of many acquisitions in the marine equipment segment which the company has targeted for diversification

  • News

    Cornes Chart Group buys digital navigation provider


    Two leading suppliers of navigation charts, software and equipment have joined forces to create what is claimed to be the largest charts supplier in the world. Cornes Chart Group has acquired navigation systems supplier GNS. The deal follows Cornes’ acquisition of US and Singapore-based Safe Navigation earlier this year to ...

  • Safe Habor Marinas logo

    Weatherford Capital makes third multimillion-dollar investment in Safe Harbor


    Safe Harbor Marinas has received a US$41m infusion of cash from Weatherford Capital, the third multimillion-dollar investment from the Tampa, Florida-based private equity firm since 2017.

  • ChartCo and Marine Press merge

    Digital navigation firms merge


    Around 500 superyachts stand to benefit from a merger between UK-based ChartCo and Canada’s Marine Press. The get-together creates a major new force in the provision of global digital navigation solutions and will operate under the OneOcean brand name.

  • Hideaway Bay Marina

    Safe Harbor adds 90th marina


    Safe Harbor Marinas’ acquisition streak hasn’t seemed to slow any, as the Dallas, Texas-based marina network operator added a second property in as many months to its portfolio.

  • News

    British boating magazines sold as part of £140m deal


    TI Media (the former IPC Media Group and later Time Inc UK) has been sold by the Epiris private equity company to Future PLC, a UK-based publisher of consumer magazines and websites.

  • X-Yachts

    X-Yachts buys Swedish powerboat builder


    Danish sailboat producer X-Yachts has entered the powerboat market with the acquisition of HOC Yachts in Sweden.