Blue Ocean

Capital

Blue Ocean Capital provides direct port investment and asset management services on behalf of institutional investors and strategic investors. 

 

The company is founded on extensive market experience and a culture of disciplined risk management.

 

The Management consist of weathered industry professionals who on a combined basis, have over 50 years of experience from investing in and managing shipping, logistics and port assets.

Blue Ocean Capital also connects private lenders with business owners within the transport sector via its online debt origination platform.

What we do?

Blue Ocean Capital invests in European ports and terminals serving a mix of bulk, container, offshore, industrial and cruise clients with a mission to help them develop into great and sustainable companies.

 

By providing access to ownership skills and operational expertise, Blue Ocean can help acquired companies grow and prosper.

 

Blue Ocean invests in infrastructure assets – guided by a responsible ownership approach and an industrial growth strategy. We look for seaports and inland terminals within the TEN-T network.

We focus on port infrastructure transactions with stable cash flows and diversified revenue streams based on long term concessions or freeholds located in dense transport networks with large hinterland.

We pursue preferably off-market transactions from our own network from which we can acquire a controlling stake.

Our Investment Universe

Ports are a Unique Class within Infrastructure

Assets, featuring strong and stable cash flows

 
 

Investing in Ports

Blue Ocean Capital invests in European ports and terminals serving a mix of bulk, container, offshore, industrial and cruise clients with a mission to help them develop into great and sustainable companies.

 

By providing access to ownership skills and operational expertise, Blue Ocean can help acquired companies grow and prosper.

We focus on port infrastructure transactions with stable cash flows and diversified revenue streams based on long term concessions or freeholds located in dense transport networks with large hinterland.

We pursue preferably off-market transactions from our own network from which we can acquire a controlling stake.

Our Investment Universe

We focus on ports and logistics assets located within the TEN-T network. It accounts for 96% of freight and 93% of passengers transiting ports in the European Union.

 

Trans-European Transport Network (“TEN-T”) is designed to remove bottlenecks, upgrade infrastructure and streamline cross border transport for passengers and businesses in the European Union.

Of the 1,900+ port companies in Europe, 329 seaports and 200 inland ports operate along the TEN-T.

The EU has allocated €26 billion until 2022 to stimulate investments to promote and strengthen seamless transport chains for passenger and freight is committed by EU.

 
HIGH BARRIERS TO ENTRY

 

Ports and terminals are entrenched as key gateways to support trade.

FAVORABLE INDUSTRY TRENDS

Dislocation of production and consumption areas requires cargo transport over long distances and logistics platforms for efficient onward distribution.

STRONG MARGINS

 

High Entry Barriers help ports to generate strong EBITDA margins.

HIGHLY VISIBLE CASH FLOW
Diversified revenue streams, often linked to long-term contracts providing visibility and stability. 
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

 

Specialized asset management 

drives synergies and valuations up.

MULTIPLE EXIT FORMS

Potential forms of liquidity at exit include sale of individual assets, entire portfolio or IPO.

Historically attractive exit multiples as transportation and logistics hubs are key enablers of global trade.

 

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Write to us: Blue Ocean Capital Ltd., Holborn Viaduct 24, London, EC1A 2BN, England 

 

Email us: contact@blueocean.capital 

 

Call us: +44 (0) 1392 58 1744

Blue Ocean Capital Ltd. (registered in England & Wales)