By restructuring its capital with two new acquisitions, Click & Boat is preparing for an offensive on the American market, which would involve a takeover. The French compamy also intends to develop new financial services.17/07/2021
DN. You are announcing today a fundraising and the entry of new shareholders into the capital of Click & Boat.
What are your objectives?
Jeremy Bismuth. We are indeed pleased to announce two new shareholders in the capital of Click & Boat: the Permira investment fund Permira as well as Boats Group, an American company that specializes in advertising the sale of boats on the Web.
This transaction allows us to bring into our capital a perfect combination of a first-rate private equity company with colossal resources and an operational player that has been present in the US for more than 20 years.
This new pair of shareholders should help us implement our long-term vision and develop Click & Boat on the US market.
Launched in 2014 by Edouard Gorioux and Jeremy Bismuth, Click & Boat started as the Airbnb for boats, a pure digital peer-to-peer actor, and now lists boats from traditional brokerages and professional renters, as well for a fleet in excess of 35,000 yachts and bareboats. The company has been expanding its core market by addressing additional services such as week-long sailing cruises and luxury rentals, as well as offering travel agency related services. The founders’ vision for Click & Boat remains unchanged: becoming the reference actor in the boat rental market as a whole, and their energy to continue disrupting this sector is limitless.
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