Business Type: Marine Services
First Peninsula Marine appoints Paul Martin
Specialist M&A Advisory firm First Peninsula Marine, has appointed Paul Martin, previous BHG Marine owner, as Director, effective immediately.
Paul Martin brings a wealth of marine industry knowledge, leadership experience and connections, and his appointment takes place 15 months on from a sale of BHG Marine to Berthon Group.
“On behalf of everyone at First Peninsula, I would like to welcome Paul to the marine board. Paul has a deep understanding of the sector and the challenges facing the industry, as well as of running a multi-generational family business including a successful exit. As we move into a 16th year of generating inward investment into the marine sector, Paul will be leading our leisure marine agency offering moving forward, supported by our experienced and talented transaction team.”
Sean McQuitty - Managing Director of First Peninsula Marine
Martin’s previous experience includes Managing Director of BHG Marine in Lymington, BHG Service at Buckler’s Hard, and Chair of the British Marine Trades Association. Martin currently sits on the British Marine Board and is also a Harbour Commissioner at Lymington.
Paul Martin commented:
“The sale of BHG Marine and BHG Service early in 2019 was facilitated by First Peninsula Marine. Reflecting on the sale, it became clear that Sean and I worked incredibly well as a team and I had gained a unique insight into the complexities of selling a marine business. Sean and I remained in close contact and I soon found myself looking for new challenges, so when the opportunity was presented I began working for First Peninsula three months ago and have thoroughly enjoyed the role, so to be now officially appointed within the team and the board is incredibly exciting.”
Paul Martin - Director of First Peninsula Marine
About First Peninsula Marine
First Peninsula Marine is a specialist business sales and acquisitions agency focused exclusively on the marine and maritime sectors. Operating nationally to provide a range of strategic advisory services to business owners, trade buyers, financial institutions and private investors. First Peninsula Marine advises on a wide range of instructions from £multimillion corporate finance backed transactions and strategic plc acquisitions to local owner-managed business sales.