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Press Release

23 February 2022
Press Release

Blue Ocean Capital (“BOC”), a European port infrastructure specialist investment firm, announce that they are acquiring Danser Group (“Danser”) from its current owners. The transaction is expected to close in March 2022.

Danser is a leading independent container logistics solutions provider in North-West Europe, offering multimodal logistics solutions such as barge, rail, truck, project, and additional services. Danser transported more than 1.6 million TEU in 2021.

“We are very pleased to be investing in the Danser Group and becoming part of Danser’s growth story. We have with interest been following the company and are pleased to be able to conclude this transaction. We are impressed with Danser’s extensive network and customer focus on operational excellence in an attractive and growing market. We look very much forward to be part of the next journey of Danser, where we will be looking to expand the fleet and service offering with a growing focus on low carbon emission transport” said Jacob Ingemann Olsen, Managing Partner at Blue Ocean Capital.

“We will work dedicated towards introducing green transport solutions that will benefit Danser’s customers. BOC is in dialogue with financial and technical partners that are keen to support and accelerate the green transition at Danser, leveraging on the company’s best-in-class service delivery and organisational know-how. We look forward to working with Danser’s management who will continue in their current roles” said Tommy Moelgaard, Partner at BOC. “We see attractive opportunities for further growth and consolidation in the industry”.

As CEO of Danser, Ben Maelissa – “We are pleased to have been part of developing Danser into its current leading position. It is a benefit for Danser’s future growth that new owners and capital are added to the company which will support Danser as an independent operator in this market”. Maarten van der Valk, Managing Director – “Thanks to this step we are able to continue, guarantee and further expand our services to the customers and network partners”.

About Blue Ocean Capital Blue Ocean Capital, founded in 2015 and based in England and The Netherlands, is an investment firm with dedicated investment strategies towards transportation infrastructure and logistics real estate. BOC is founded on extensive industry experience and a culture of disciplined risk management. BOC’s team consists of weathered industry professionals with experience from managing port infrastructure and logistics assets. For more information, please visit www.blueocean.capital

CONTACT:
Blue Ocean Capital Jacob Ingemann Olsen, +41 79 572 5229, jio@blueocean.capital

About Danser Group
Danser is a privately owned company established in 1982 with offices in The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Switzerland. With an extensive fleet of company owned and chartered inland vessels Danser is a leading container service provider with a strong foothold in Western-Europe. The company is well recognised as an industry-leading player in inland shipping, sustainability, and innovation. For more information, please visit www.dansergroup.com

CONTACT:
Danser Group Ben Maelissa, +31-653574155, ben.maelissa@danser.nl