Dec 11, 2018

Beneteau Acquires DelphiaOn November 30, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland, Groupe Beneteau and Delphia Yachts Kot sp. j. reached financial closing of the acquisition by Groupe Beneteau of its operations, designing, building and marketing of sailing and motor yachts under the Delphia Yachts and Maxi Yachts brands.

This acquisition was made through a dedicated Polish entity called Stocznia Jachtowa Delphia sp. z.o.o. in which the Group’s Polish subsidiary Ostroda Yachts sp. z.o.o. is holding 80% of the share capital, while Delphia Yachts Kot sp. j. retains 20% of such share capital.

The acquisition agreement and its rationale was announced by Groupe Beneteau on July 12, 2018.

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Ben PilonBy Rob MacLeod – The Informed Boater

Ben Pilon, CEO of Kingston Anchors and its parent company BPE Group of Companies (BPEGroup.ca) in Kingston, ON grew up in manufacturing. By the age of 15, Ben was sweeping floors in his parents company. After graduating from University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, Ben’s first thought was to go into manufacturing. What he found was, Canadian banks were less receptive than he had hoped, so he started BPE Development at age 24.

Working on what would become a strength of each of BPEs investments, Ben started by bringing together a unique team that grew and evolved.

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