Marinetrans & BGL / Waterland Private Equity
The shareholders of Best Global Logistics (BGL) and Marinetrans, both logistics service providers, have completed a combined sale of the companies to Waterland Private Equity Investments (Waterland).
Marinetrans is the world’s largest fourth-party logistics service provider dealing exclusively with marine spare parts forwarding and logistics. The company is headquartered in Singapore and has six additional offices around the globe. Through a network of dedicated partners, Marinetrans uses 22 warehouses and provides services in 2,000 ports worldwide.
BGL is an independent third-party logistics service provider offering relatively complex logistics solutions on a global scale. The company operates two bonded and free-zone warehouses located in Lijnden and Rotterdam, the Netherlands. BGL has a strong foothold in the maritime industry, while also serving a range of other industries.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Bussum, the Netherlands, Waterland is an independent private equity investment group with eight offices across Europe. The company acts as an active shareholder and aims to play a key role in strategic and operational development, growth and performance.
Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands advised the sellers in this transaction.
Cavendish played an invaluable role throughout a complex transaction and in particular getting the transaction across the finishing line.
This deal provides an excellent platform for the Levolux business to continue its overseas expansion. As well as the compelling strategic fit, Alumasc provides an excellent home for the Levolux brand and team. We are delighted with the outcome and the support extended to us by Cavendish.
This has been a highly complex transaction involving 10 jurisdictions. Cavendish has held our hands throughout the process, providing a dedicated team who have done a superb job; this has greatly reduced interruptions to our businesses whilst adhering to the original timetable. Cavendish has achieved a very successful sale at a fair price to a buyer who will enjoy significant strategic value from the purchase.
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