Kongsberg Maritime parent company Kongsberg Gruppen (Kongsberg) has completed the acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine (RRCM). RRCM will operate under the Kongsberg brand and the Kongsberg Maritime legal entity.
Marine and offshore software company UniSea has agreed a deal to take part ownership in Yxney, a Norway-based specialist in energy efficiency applications founded in 2016.
NSSLGlobal has completed the acquisition of the assets and activities of Station 711, a business unit controlled by SES subsidiary MX1 focussed on communication systems for the maritime market.
Maritime software company Q88 reports that it has made a “substantial investment” in US-headquartered iMarine Software, the provider of the Cloud-based Seaproc e-procurement platform for the shipping industry.
Online ocean carrier trade platform INTTRA has announced that it has been acquired by E2open, a Cloud-based provider of networked supply chain systems, with the aim of creating a unified global digital logistics and supply chain network.
Marine operations software company Helm Operations has been acquired by Toronto-based Volaris Group, joining SpecTec, ShipNet, and Idea Yacht in the stable of maritime software companies bought by the Canadian firm.
StormGeo reports that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Nautisk, a supplier of charts and publications to the merchant marine sector, from NHST Media Group, a deal which will see StormGeo integrate its routing and weather services with Nautisk’s digital navigation data offerings.
Speedcast has announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Globecomm Systems for an estimated net purchase consideration of US$135 million, which will see the company take on Globecomm’s maritime satellite communications business along with its operations in the enterprise and government market sectors.
Inmarsat has rebuffed a takeover offer from US-based satellite operator EchoStar, valuing the London-based business at £3.2 billion.
Kongsberg has agreed a £500 million deal to acquire Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine, buying the marine products, systems and aftermarket services operations put up for sale by Rolls-Royce after the UK company conducted a strategic review of its business at the beginning of the year and decided to narrow its focus to concentrate on the aerospace, defence and power systems markets.
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