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

2021-10-08T13:41:00+01:00IBI

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

2021-10-08T10:43:00+01:00IBI

Acquisition presents opportunity to become more relevant in the watersports market

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Lalizas to sell Solemar RIB brand?

2021-10-07T14:03:00+01:00IBI

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

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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

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Brunswick completes Navico $1.05bn acquisition

2021-10-05T14:16:00+01:00

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

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Boats Group buys German marine classifieds marketplace

2021-10-05T13:59:00+01:00

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

2021-10-05T09:18:00+01:00IBI

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