The latest news from around the world on mergers, acquisitions and exits across all sectors of the boating industry.

Mergers, Acquisitions & Exits

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New £1.1bn takeover involves two insurance businesses that expanded into superyachts this year

2021-10-14T13:08:00+01:00IBI , by David Robinson

Howdens buys Aston Lark to create major £6bn UK insurance broking player

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Czech firm to acquire Croatian marina for €30m

2021-10-14T04:00:00+01:00IBI , by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Following the takeover, the Czech holding could buy several other marinas in Croatia

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Ben Ainslie takes franchise ownership of British SailGP team


Ben Ainslie and Chris Bake take majority ownership of the team; Larry Ellison’s Oracle Racing retains minority stake

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Mustang Survival buys drywear business


Acquisition presents opportunity to become more relevant in the watersports market

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Lalizas to sell Solemar RIB brand?


Greek equipment firm says it has received several proposals for the Italian brand


Experton-Revollier sells boat brands

2021-10-06T10:40:00+01:00IBI , by Neil Eaves

Wauquiez, Rhea Marine and Tofinou get new owners

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MarineMax acquires second boatbuilder

2021-10-05T14:18:00+01:00IBI , by Arlene Sloan

After surprising the industry with its acquisition of Cruiser Yachts in May, US boat retailer Marine Max has announced the addition of another boatbuilder to its broadening portfolio


Brunswick completes Navico $1.05bn acquisition


Navico adds significant electronic and software expertise and will take Brunswick Parts & Accessories revenues over $2bn


Boats Group buys German marine classifieds marketplace


The move gives Boats Group greater access to the region’s largest boat buying audience

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Southern Marinas confirms fourth acquisition of 2021


US firm hints at more acquisitions in the pipeline

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OneWater closes on Naples Boat Mart

2021-10-04T13:13:00+01:00IBI , by Tony Esposito

The acquisition enhances the company’s presence on the West Coast of Florida

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Wider Yachts under new ownership

2021-09-29T15:51:00+01:00IBI , by David Robinson

Luxembourg holding company acquires 100% share of Italian firm