The Ernst Russ Group has sold its shares in Marenave Schiffahrts AG
Hamburg, 20 March 2018: The focus of the Ernst Russ Group’s work was on restoring the business activities and realigning Marenave Schiffahrts AG in the maritime sector. This was concurrent with the strategic approach of Ernst Russ Group and offered potential to enter into a successful partnership.
After acquiring a larger block of shares in January 2018, Deutsche Balaton AG held a total of 21.34 % of all shares. The differing views of both major shareholders, Ernst Russ Group and Deutsche Balaton AG, regarding the business model and the strategic realignment of Marenave Schiffahrts AG, made the constructive and target-orientated implementation, required for the company, difficult.
In light of the above, Ernst Russ Group made a conscious decision to withdraw from Marenave Schiffahrts AG, resulting in an outcome that was satisfactory for all parties. The Ernst Russ Group will continue to systematically pursue its strategy and drive forward promising alternatives with strategic partnerships in the maritime sector.
All parties involved have agreed not to disclose the details of the Transaction.