Investor Blue Ocean Capital expects further consolidation in European ports

Blue Ocean Capital, investor in port infrastructure, sees a strong start to 2021 for the purchase and sale of ports and terminals, with expectations of further consolidation in Europe this year. However, bottlenecks and increasing unpredictability is a concern, says Managing Partner of the private equity fund.

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Consolidation and investments in European ports are expected to continue in 2021, with the start of the year showing high activity in the purchase and sale of terminals and other port infrastructure, informs Managing Partner Jacob Ingemann Olsen from Blue Ocean Capital, which focuses on the medium-sized segment of port trading in the range of EUR 50 million to EUR 300 million.

Most recently, Blue Ocean Capital and another private equity fund, completed the acquisition of Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals from Handelsveem Beheer B.V. in late March.

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