Sale of DPM and Lilley & Gillie Charts to Global Navigation Solutions

Deal typeM&A
IndustryBusiness Services & Technology & Media

BDO Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the sale of DPM Europe, DPM Singapore and Lilley and Gillie Charts to Global Navigation Solutions.  The acquired businesses distribute marine navigational charts and digital products and provide portfolio management services. GNS is backed by Phoenix Equity Partners with the aim of building the world’s leading marine navigational products and services business. The acquisition builds on DPM’s 150 year history and strengthens GNS’s global presence, especially in the key maritime market of Singapore. BDO were able to use their global network to identify strategic buyers and achieve a premium price for the vendors.  

"The BDO Corporate Finance team were an excellent choice for our private company owner-operator set-up. Their relationships, experience and guidance were instrumental in helping us to successfully navigate the selling process, to both prospective trade buyers and eventual private equity buyers. Their pragmatic advice, commercial mindset and close teamwork were highly valued and I would use them again in the future."            

James Anderson, Chairman, Harrison Maritime Industries Limited