Maritime acquisition provides key growth opportunities for APEM Group

In its fifth acquisition in two and a half years, APEM has bolstered its offering to the global offshore wind and maritime infrastructure sectors by acquiring NASH Maritime.

As a specialist shipping, navigation and maritime risk consultancy, NASH Maritime will be able to offer its customers enhanced technical shipping and navigation capabilities by drawing on the significant resource of the wider WestBridge backed, APEM Group.

Our Capital Law team has seen APEM grow from strength to strength over the years and this new deal represents a significant move into the shipping sector. Having advised on the last four deals, including their most recent, the team are well acquainted with the intricacies of APEM’s ambitious growth strategy.

Capital Law’s cross-departmental team of 10 lawyers, included Corporate & Commercial experts Tom Kelleher, Sarah Hale, Alex Prothero, Cerith Bevan, Kellsey Logue and Sarah Morgan, as well as support from Lewis Kerr and Mary Goldsbrough on the Employment & Pensions aspects and from Real Estate Law experts Angharad Jones and Toby Girdler.

APEM Group CEO Leah McGimpsey commented:

I am delighted to welcome NASH Maritime to the APEM Group. NASH Maritime will be a significant addition to the Group, bringing maritime expertise, cutting-edge technology solutions and a global footprint, while broadening the markets and clients we serve. This latest acquisition delivers on our stated strategy of organic growth, international expansion and strategic acquisitions. By bringing NASH Maritime and the APEM Group together, we are continuing to deliver on our mission to provide ecological and technological solutions to decision makers around the globe, partnering with them to achieve environmental and social outcomes that matter.

Alistair Davison, managing director of APEM’s Marine and Consents division, added:

The offshore wind and maritime infrastructure sectors are a key driver of future growth for APEM Group. As these sectors develop at a rapid pace, the acquisition of NASH Maritime deepens our capabilities across the globe and positions us to capitalise on that growth.

Tom Kelleher, who leads Capital’s Corporate & Private Equity team, said:

APEM continue to build on their ever-expanding client offering in a sector that has never been so important. APEM’s relentless focus on delivering for their clients is great to see and it’s a genuine pleasure to play a small part in supporting them on their global expansion.

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