• Investment Criteria For Acquisitions
  • The Investment Proposition

Bibby Marine Ltd (BML) is looking to invest in companies that can demonstrate a proven, successful and profitable business model with a credible differentiator in their market place.

Investments will only be made in opportunities where a clear understanding of the business, market, risks and success drivers can be gained and demonstrated and key financial objectives are achievable.

A close alignment with Bibby Line Group's business philosophy and values must be apparent. More specifically this means customer and employee focus, a commitment to integrity and HSE and an empowering, open, transparent and non-political management ethos.

Ideally market synergies should exist or can be created within other Bibby Line Group companies to their mutual benefit.

Bibby Line Group (BLG) is one of the UK's fastest growing family owned businesses and has real scale with annual turnover over £1bn.

Bibby Marine Ltd is seeking to acquire and support a new generation of businesses and will offer its subsidiary companies the benefits of access to BLG's business expertise whilst maintaining the essence of creativity and dynamism that has enabled the acquired subsidiary to reach its current level of success.

A Long Term Focus

Bibby Marine takes a long term view of business performance and growth, focusing decisions and strategy on what is best for business growth over the long term. This offers a clear differentiation from most potential shareholders. Bibby Marine is seeking to add value for the shareholders.

A Supportive Culture and Working Environment

Bibby Marine provides the opportunity to build supportive long term relationships with people experienced in running businesses. Subsidiary companies will have access to BML's (and wider BLG's where appropriate) business expertise to assist, when necessary, in areas such as risk management, project management, human resources, IT and corporate finance. BML's aim is to provide a supportive and 'human' environment whilst empowering management teams to develop their business without unnecessary intervention.

A Flexible Deal Structure

Bibby Marine is more flexible than most acquirers in structuring a deal to meet the requirements and aspirations of management teams and vendors, without needing a second process to realise a full exit. The only principle Bibby Marine insists on is that the management team remains in place for an agreed period of time to realise the full potential of the business.

The recent diversification of Bibby Marine into offshore renewables is a natural progression of their core activities, and provides a valuable opportunity for the firm to share their expertise.

About Bibby Marine Ltd Mast

About Bibby Line Group Ltd

Bibby Line Group, formed in 1807 and with its head office in Liverpool, is a privately owned diverse portfolio of business services and asset management companies employing over 6,000 people

It operates on a global basis and is involved in financial services, logistics, retailing, offshore oil and gas services, ship owning, management and operation, specialist plant hire and sales, shallow water accommodation vessels, woodland burial parks, and compliance management services.