Ocean Technologies Group’s Acquisition Of V.Group’s Marlins Business


Freeths has advised V.Group on the deal.

V.Group, the leading global provider of ship management and marine support services, sold their Marlins business and strategic partnership with Ocean Technologies Group, the leading provider of maritime learning and operational technologies.

As part of the landmark cooperative agreement, the Marlins Maritime English assessment product and Marlins global ‘Approved Test Centre’ scheme, were transferred to Ocean Technologies Group.

The Freeths team, led by London Corporate partner Francis Dalton (Picture), advised on all aspects of the international transaction including the terms of the strategic partnership and disposal. Francis was assisted by Naomi Spring (Senior Associate) and Henrietta Fraulo (Associate) in the London Corporate team. Commercial advice was provided by Frank Suttie (Director).

Involved fees earner: Francis Dalton – Freeths; Henrietta Fraulo – Freeths; Naomi Spring – Freeths; Frank Suttie – Freeths;

Law Firms: Freeths;

Clients: V.Group;