Superyacht broker Camper & Nicholsons is sold
by Malcolm MacLean
Following the financial collapse in July of its parent company, The Rodriguez Group, superyacht brokerage house Camper & Nicholsons has now been sold to Colosseum Services SA, a Swiss-based investment house.
The sale was brokered by Brook Hazelton, former CEO of auction house Philips and Eric de Saintdo, ex-CEO of Camper & Nicholsons.
Camper's COO, Laurent Perignon, comments: 'Despite the turmoil of the global financial crisis, Camper & Nicholsons International has always remained solid, which demonstrates the strength of our business and brand. We are now delighted to have new investors committed to growing and developing the Camper & Nicholsons International brand into the future. In particular it is pleasing that our new shareholders have a long and proud history, sharing the same outlook and values that have made Camper & Nicholsons the standard in superyacht brokerage and management services. We look forward to taking our organisation to even greater heights in the coming years and to demonstrating that ultimately good customer service, integrity and honesty are the values that superyacht owners appreciate.'
Meanwhile, business remains brisk for the company as we learn that their brokers have listed five yachts for sale this week. In addition, the owners of the newly launched 58 metre Benetti superyacht Illusion I have appointed Camper & Nicholsons central agents for her charter. Interestingly, she was originally sold by CNI broker Alex Lees-Buckley.