Stefano Tositti CEO of Acquera Yachting has announced that the company has purchased Greek yacht agents G&K Yachting just 3 months after acquiring Spanish company Evolution Yacht Agents.
In April 2018, the two companies signed a preliminary agreement for Acquera Yachting to acquire 100 per cent of G&K Yachting’s agency division. The acquisition investment strengthens Acquera Yachting’s growing presence across the Mediterranean, which now covers Greece, Turkey and Albania in addition to Italy, France, Monaco, Montenegro and more recently Spain. The new development reinforces the company’s desire to become a major player in the yacht agency sector.
“Since our inception, our mission has been to embrace a truly customer-driven approach. With the addition of G&K Yachting to our Group, and during this fast-paced stage of growth we will continue to deliver the highest level of service that is foremost driven by and for our clients” commented Tositti.
“We are elated to be joining forces with Acquera Yachting and Evolution Yacht Agents. The acquisition is a clear endorsement of our vision to craft a global team of yachting experts that allows captains to rest assured that they will receive the same level of excellence wherever they are around the world. We are very much looking forward to working together to deliver the best customer journey possible” said Georgios Mourkakos, Director and co-founder of G&K Yachting.
Kostas Skiathitis, director and co-founder of G&K Yachting added “G&K Yachting was established with the mission to offer high value services to captains and crew with intelligent support and technical expertise in the Mediterranean and beyond. Merging with Acquera Yachting and Evolution Yacht Agents, allows us to continue this mission, and equally as important our culture and principles.”
Nicola Parolin, who has advised the Group and Tositti from the outset, played a key role in the executing the agreement.
Tositti has correctly highlighted the need for the superyacht market to continue professionalising. This trend, however, does only relate to the superyacht agency sector, improvement is required across the board. However, with the acquisition of G&K Yachting, Acquera is seemingly determined to accelerate the speed of maturation beyond the superyachting stalwarts of Italy, France and Spain.
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