VC2 Capital, a merchant bank and financial advisory firm focused on small and middle market companies worldwide, today announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire Haimark Ltd, Haimark Line, Ltd., Haimark S.A., Ltd. and Haimark Affinity Travel, Ltd., collectively known as the “Haimark Companies”.
Based in Denver, CO, the Haimark Companies offer luxury, small ship river and ocean cruises for experienced travelers with an interest in geography, culture and history, featuring onboard cultural enrichment and included shore excursions. Since its inception in 2012, the company has grown to a fleet of 9 river and ocean vessels (in 2016) offering scenic cruising along the rivers of India, Southeast Asia and Peru and its seasonal Cuba and Great Lakes sailings.
Adam Levin, Managing Director of VC2, said: "We are excited about the addition of the Haimark Companies to VC2’s growing portfolio of forward-looking travel investments. The luxury small ship concept is one of the fastest growing segments within the travel sector and will be an integral part of our investment strategy complementing our other travel related investments. We believe the entire team from Haimark, with their entrepreneurial vision, commitment to high customer service and focus on company culture, is a perfect platform for us to build upon.”
VC2 will look to Haimark’s current management, Marcus Leskovar and Hans Rood, to continue to lead the business. In addition to investing internally in expanding the Company's operations, Haimark management will be actively looking for new acquisitions in the luxury travel sector.
"We share VC2s’s excitement in the Haimark acquisition. Their investment, together with their infusion of energy, expertise and capital, assures a positive future for Haimark and our employees, partners and guests," said Hans Rood, President of Haimark. "This transaction and funding allows us to launch our previously announced sailings to Cuba from Miami and to continue our best-in-class travel experience.”