April 13, 2021
Industrials and Industrial Technology
Business Succession, M&A, ESG
GCA Altium advises Becker Marine Systems on its majority sale to Nakashima Propeller
GCA Altium has advised Becker Marine Systems, a pioneer in marine technology, on its majority sale to Nakashima Propeller, a Japanese manufacturer of marine propellers and other propulsion equipment.
This transaction brings together two of the leading marine technology providers worldwide. As the world market leader for propellers and the leading manufacturer of high-efficiency rudders and maritime energy-saving devices respectively, Nakashima Propeller and Becker Marine Systems can now not only deliver their own technical solutions for medium-sized and large ship types but also offer more efficient combined systems for the rear section of vessels.
Both firms aim to offer a well-coordinated set of innovative technologies in both the newbuilding and retrofit sectors. Customers can now benefit from high-performance solutions including Nakashima’s propellers and bow thruster systems and Becker‘s manoeuvring systems, energy-saving devices and zero emission solutions.
The merger of the two companies will also be advantageous for shipowners and shipyards as a result of an optimised maritime technology offering and a global service network.
“We have gotten to know Nakashima Propeller as a much respected and reliable partner through decades of cooperation,” said Dirk Lehmann and Henning Kuhlmann, the two managing directors at Becker Marine Systems. “Because we are expert suppliers in the area in front of and behind the propeller with well-known products such as the Becker Mewis Duct® and the Becker Rudder family, the cooperation with the globally leading propeller manufacturer is, of course, a perfect fit.”