The CEO of Acquera Yachting, the full-service superyacht agency company, Stefano Tositti, has announced the successful acquisition of the Spanish business Evolution Yacht Agents. The news follows the announcement of the businesses forming a strategic partnership which took place during April 2019, and will serve to bolster Acquera Yachting’s future growth plans.Acquera Yachting was launched during February 2018 and forms part of the Acquera Group alongside Acquera Experience - an exclusive, invitation-only lifestyle members club for yacht owners with its headquarters in London and a New York office set to open this year. Since the company’s launch, Acquera Yachting has expanded rapidly, opening offices in Monaco, the South of France and Montenegro and has an exclusive agreement to manage the superyacht berths at Casamicciola Marina as well as the sole helipad on Ischia Island. Nicola Parolin, who has advised the Group and Tositti from the outset, played a key role in executing the agreement. The new acquisition enforces the ethos shared by both companies to deliver world-class services to yachts all around the globe. Evolution Yacht Agents will continue to operate from its main offices based in the Balearic Islands and Barcelona and offer a comprehensive and bespoke service to superyachts in all major Spanish ports, provide expert knowledge of the local superyacht market, as well as Spanish navigation and customs regulations. Evolution Yacht Agents founders Beatriz Alonso and Belen Martin will become shareholders of the Group, with Alonso remaining in her role as Managing Director of Spain and taking on a new role as COO of the Group, and Martin continuing to run the daily operations of the business in Spain as part of the Group’s Corporate Management team. For Evolution Yachting, the acquisition offers the opportunity to build on the passion, strong reputation, knowledge and commitment they have already developed in Spanish waters and expand their footprint as part of an international group.
“This acquisition is a win-win for both companies and ultimately for our clients, who for many years have asked if we could expand the business beyond Spain and the Balearic Islands. This is a new era for us that will allow us to take the business to a whole new level” explains Martin, Evolution Yacht Agents Manager Barcelona.The benefits of the acquisition are clear on both sides. Thanks to this existing reputation and the network developed by Evolution Yacht Agents in Spain, the agreement will also enable Acquera to strengthen its presence in the Mediterranean and overseas. As Tossiti explains, “It is part of Acquera Yachting’s ongoing commitment to develop and expand the company. One of the driving forces behind the acquisition was the incredibly high level of the management team and staff in Spain, their years of experience in the industry are invaluable. They will be an excellent addition to the already existing network of offices in Italy, France, Monaco and Montenegro.”Alonso adds: “Through our strategic partnership, we discovered that each of us has many strengths and all our efforts will now be focused on combining them. We are one hundred percent confident that all of our clients will immediately feel the positive effects of our new group status. Our mission is quite simply seamless excellence and to provide the highest client satisfaction.”
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