29 Jan 2018

Fox Williams recently advised Jonas Software (“Jonas”), a division of TSX-listed Constellation Software Inc., on the acquisition of Blayhall Marine Limited (trading as Havenstar Software Solutions Limited “Havenstar”).

Havenstar is an enterprise Marina Management System for managing multiple marina sites including leisure marinas, harbours and waterway operations worldwide. Havenstar offers full multicurrency transaction processing and reporting and the solution is able to link with a wide range of accounting systems and other third party applications. Fully integrated add-on modules include: Dockside Manager mobile solution; Electronic Point of Sale for chandleries, receptions and fuel docks; and Boatyard Manager for handling electricity and water meters.

Jonas Software operates over 75 independently managed software companies around the world, providing them with the strategic guidance and financial security required to be leaders in their respective markets. From its roots formed in the construction and club management markets, Jonas Software’s reach has grown extensively within the fitness, membership, hospitality and industrial vehicles. Jonas supplies industry leading enterprise management software and related services to more than 70,000 customers in 20 vertical markets.

The Fox Williams’ team comprised Head of Corporate Richie Clark, corporate associates Sarah Carlton and Hannah Sensecall and tax partner Emma Bailey.  Joelson Law acted for the sellers.

Richie Clark commented: “We are delighted to have worked with the Jonas team on this acquisition which further expands Jonas’ vertical market reach, this time in the Marina Management vertical”.

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