Andrew Jackson supports Livett’s Group on sale of Thames Luxury Charters business

Andrew Jackson supports Livett’s Group on sale of Thames Luxury Charters business

Andrew Jackson Solicitors has advised Livett’s Group, a specialist in the provision of marine services on the River Thames, on the sale of Thames Luxury Charters to Oceandiva London Shipping.

Andrew Jackson’s corporate partner, Martin Frost, provided legal advice to Livett’s Group during the multi-million pound transaction.

Frost was supported by corporate paralegal Nicole Waldron, along with a multi-disciplinary team comprising Dominic Ward (senior partner and head of shipping and transport), Amanda Fenton (real estate partner), and Nick Wilson (employment partner).

Directors Belinda and Chris Livett, operators of Livett’s Group, are longstanding clients of Hull-, York-, Scarborough- and Grimsby-based law firm Andrew Jackson.

Their company is one of the most respected and trusted marine service suppliers on the Thames. It has been involved in legacy projects including the 2012 Olympics and has provided complex marine services to the TV and film industry, such as iconic filming sequences on the Thames for the James Bond movie, Spectre.

Chris Livett said: “The Livett family has been ever-present on the River Thames for hundreds of years, over which time the company has innovated and grown to include Thames Luxury Charters, operators of a three-strong fleet of elegant vessels (pictured) moored at Butler’s Wharf Pier with stunning views of Tower Bridge and the City of London.”

“As Livett’s Group continues to grow and expand the events and filming parts of the business and diversify further into other areas, we took the opportunity to sell Thames Luxury Charters to Oceandiva as it looks to grow its portfolio on the Thames. The sale provides a great opportunity for Oceandiva to develop Thames Luxury Charters further whilst allowing the Livett’s Group to focus on our other ventures.”

Chris Livett added: “We were delighted with the service and support that Martin, Dominic and all the team at Andrew Jackson provided to us on this transaction.”

“There were a number of complex elements to the deal. However, Andrew Jackson’s expertise in both corporate transactions and maritime and shipping law meant that they were able to work proactively with the other advisers to structure a deal that worked for all parties and helped us navigate our way through to a successful conclusion.”

Frost commented: “It has been a pleasure working with our long-standing clients, Belinda and Chris, on the sale of Thames Luxury Charters. This key transaction presents a great opportunity for all involved; Livett’s can focus on its future growth areas, whilst Oceandiva has acquired a highly regarded business that provides it with a well-established foothold in the Thames’ luxury vessel market.”

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