Britain’s largest independent ship repairer and marine engineering services provider, Burgess Marine, has completed the acquisition of the Superyacht centric procurement specialist Global Services and its sister company Global New Builds. The acquisition is Burgess Marine’s fifth to date and its second since RJD Partners’ private equity investment in February of last year.

Nicholas Warren, the Chief Executive Officer of Burgess Marine, said: “Whilst on paper this is an acquisition the operational reality is far, far closer to that of a merger. We’ll be taking the best bits of both the businesses and putting them together to the benefit of our customers. It’s very much business as usual for the Global team – branding, market position, strategy and personnel won’t change. That said, over a period of time we’ll definitely be pulling the two companies closer together and moving our own existing procurement business together with Global’s.”