Advising Idwal Marine Services’ management team on its private equity funding from LDC

Idwal Marine Services, a provider of tech-enabled inspection services for the global commercial shipping sector, has secured significant investment from private equity partner LDC.

Tom Kelleher, Gareth Williams-Davies and Cath Golledge, from Capital Law’s Corporate and Private Equity team advised Idwal Marine Services’ management team on the deal.

Idwal Marine Services provides specialist asset condition and integrity inspection services, data services and fleet monitoring services for customers across the maritime industry. It is also a global leader in vessel inspections, benchmarking, and analysis in the industry.

The investment from LDC will support the development of Idwal Marine Services business and expand its global footprint.

Tom Kelleher, Partner in Capital’s Corporate and Private Equity team said:

The team at Idwal, led by Nick, have built a business that leads the market in tech based maritime inspections and have ambitious plans to use LDC’s investment to further develop its platform and continue with its global expansion. A fantastic example of private equity investment backing ambitious management to create new jobs and opportunities for an already successful business.

Nick Owens, CEO of Idwal Marine Services said:

We are delighted to have concluded our investment with LDC and are looking forward to expanding our global service offering, technology platform and data services to the international maritime sector, from our base in Cardiff.

Huge thanks to the Corporate Law and Private Equity team at Capital Law for their sound advice and support to the management team throughout this important transaction. Tom, Gareth and Cath are a commercially-focused and pragmatic legal team whose experience and deep knowledge of Private Equity transactions proved to be invaluable.

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