Robertson and Caine sold to European investment firm

19th June 2023

Robertson and Caine sold to European investment firm

Robertson and Caine, the South African boat designer and manufacturer, has been acquired by top European investment firm Vox Ventures.

Robertson and Caine, which designs and manufactures sailing and power catamarans for the export market under its Leopard brand, announced that its Founder and significant shareholder John Robertson, together with the current private equity shareholders, Capitalworks, entered into an agreement for the sale of Robertson and Caine to European investment firm Vox Ventures.

Robertson and Caine was founded by Robertson and the late Jerry Caine in 1991, and is South Africa’s largest boat builder manufacturing for export, with more than 2,400 boats launched over its history, within its Sailing (42ft, 45ft and 50ft ) and Power (46ft and 53ft) catamaran ranges.

Robertson said:

Vox Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of PPF, a leading investment firm in Europe with its roots in the Czech Republic. PPF is active across a wide range of sectors with investments spanning financial services, telecommunications, media, biotechnology, real estate, mobility and e-commerce, across Europe, Asia and North America.

Didier Stoessel, Chief Investment Officer of PPF Group, commented:

Theo Loock, Managing Director of Robertson and Caine, concluded:

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