Constantine Group

Peters & May is a world leader in shipping sailing and motor yachts, superyachts, commercial boats and marine equipment to and from all parts of the world. The company’s clients are yacht manufacturers, private individuals, international racing teams, yacht management companies and commercial organisations. The company employs 60 people worldwide and has a turnover of £45 million.

With offices in Fort Lauderdale (USA), Southampton (UK), Le Havre (France), Hamburg (Germany), Genoa (Italy), Valencia and Palma (Spain), and Hong Kong and Shanghai (China), and a network of exclusive agents across the world, the company has a global reach, shipping yachts through some 150 ports in over 60 countries. The company also provides logistical support to many international yacht racing events and to the H1 powerboat circuit.

How we assisted Peters & May +

Peters & May was a general freight forwarder that had developed expertise in the shipping of yachts and marine equipment. The business had grown rapidly but further growth was constrained by the management structure and the owners wished to realise their investment.

Constantine Group acquired Peters & May in 2005. Working with the existing management teams, Constantine focussed on developing capability within the operational teams and in the management systems. When the former owners left the company, the current leadership team were promoted from within the business, since when the company has gone from strength to strength.

At the same time, Constantine Group supported the company’s expansion from one office near Southampton, to a global business of 9 offices in Europe, the USA and China, supported by a network of dedicated agents. Peters & May is now a recognised name and leader in yacht shipping in every major port in the world.

This has been achieved by Constantine Group investing heavily in its people: giving young employees the opportunity to take risk to develop the business and supporting them with training and a professional management infrastructure.

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Constantine Group currently has investments in four sectors: logistics, manufacturing, property and renewable energy.

Based in the UK, the company’s activities are worldwide, with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.

We are an expanding business, constantly looking for new opportunities to invest in sectors where we can add value and can see potential for growth.