Mergers, Acquisitions & Exits – Page 9

  • 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.

  • Inmarsat's Fleet One on a Beneteau yacht

    Inmarsat takeover gets green light


    The UK government has given its approval for the £2.6bn takeover bid for Inmarsat, the UK’s largest satellite company, to go ahead. Inmarsat is a leading player in the maritime communications sector, including yachting where it is currently looking to grow its involvement.

  • Yachting Life magazine

    Ireland Afloat buys Glasgow-based Yachting Life


    The Irish online yachting news outlet,, has recently acquired Scottish boating magazine Yachting Life , the future of which was in doubt following the takeover of the company by a large international publishing group headquartered in Germany.

  • Marina at Keppel Bay

    Singapore government moves to take over Keppel and Sembcorp Marine


    The Singaporean government is bidding to acquire a controlling stake, using its Temasek Holdings investment arm, in Keppel Corporation – a large, diversified business group with significant marine activities in shipbuilding and the offshore sector. The marine interests include Marina at Keppel Bay, one of Singapore’s key yacht marinas.

  • Jason Lippert

    Lippert Components acquires SureShade


    US-based parts and accessories manufacturer Lippert Components Inc (LCI) announced late Monday that it has acquired Rodan Enterprises LLC, manufacturer of the SureShade brand of retractable sunscreens.

  • PacsoftNG makes marina management simple

    Pacsoft International sold


    Jonas Software has acquired marina management software specialists Pacsoft International for an undisclosed sum.

  • Royal_Clarence_Yard_has_been_purchased_by_UK_Docks

    UK Docks buys Royal Clarence Yard


    UK Docks, a British ship repair firm with facilities on Tyneside, Teesside, Plymouth and Gosport, recently acquired the 5.7-acre Royal Clarence Yard in Gosport, a former military site that offers access to deep water.