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14 January 2022

VV acquires ViaMar

VesselsValue acquires ViaMar AS, Norwegian shipping advisory firm.

Leading online valuation and data provider, VesselsValue, are pleased to announce their acquisition of Norwegian shipping research and advisory company, ViaMar.

ViaMar, based in Oslo, are becoming part of VesselsValue who now have over 200 employees across eight offices worldwide in the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Manila.

The Norwegian company provides market research and advisory services in shipping, energy and financial markets. They have particularly strong relationships with major banks, investment funds, operators and traders, predominantly focused in Northern Europe and the Nordics.

Using their forecasting model, ViaMar produce fundamental quarterly forecasts to highlight key turning points for the Bulker, Tanker, Container and LPG sectors, as well as incorporating freight earnings and vessel valuations into their reports. The Viamar team have over 100 years of Shipping experience, bringing valuable insight and expertise to VesselsValue having lived through multiple market highs and lows.

Reidar Sundvor will remain as Managing Director of the ViaMar Oslo office running all day to day operations. The Oslo team will work collaboratively with the VesselsValue teams to expand the forecasting, data, analysis and advisory products, leveraging VesselsValue’s deep mathematical modelling, data processing and tech infrastructure to further enhance their offering.

Commenting on the acquisition, Tom Evans, Chief Operating Officer at VesselsValue said:

“We are delighted to welcome ViaMar and its clients into the VV family. This acquisition provides VesselsValue a strong base on which to develop our forecasting ambitions in shipping. We are pleased to also now have an office in Oslo from which we can provide improved levels of insight and service to all clients in the Nordics. With this acquisition, we hope VesselsValue will continue to refine and grow its product offering, pushing for further transparency across the transportation markets.”

Reidar Sundvor, Managing Director at ViaMar AS advocates that:

“ViaMar have been cooperating with VesselsValue successfully for more than six years with a growing number of shared clients and synergies. This next step is very positive, the amalgamation of ViaMar’s experience and forecasting capabilities with VesselsValue’s powerful digitalization and research capacity, we hope will firmly place us centre stage. Automated data feeds and cleaned AIS continues to reshape Shipping analysis, and ultimately this data with new tools will enable us to offer broader, quicker and better insights for our clients.”

About VesselsValue

VesselsValue Ltd. (VV) is a leading online valuation and market intelligence provider for the Maritime industry. VV went live in 2011 and has 2,500 users and works with over 600 global companies including major banks, leasing companies, shipowners, investment funds, hedge funds, lawyers, advisors and government regulators. The company has nine offices globally including London, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Oslo, with over 230 employees.

VesselsValue’s mission is to bring transparency and objectivity to the Maritime market through a wide range of services. Data and market insights are available through online access, reports, API feeds and exports, including automated values, transactions and fleet data, as well as AIS and ADS-B derived mapping & tracking, demand, utilisation and trade and people flows.

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