H2 Equity Partners (“H2”) is pleased to announce it has acquired Dales Engineering Limited, better known as Dales Marine (“Dales”) alongside the management team.

Dales was founded in 1987 and is the largest Scottish specialist marine services provider focusing on ship repair, maintenance, and conversion, operating 5 dry docks across East and West Scotland.

The business offers customers a high level of service and reliability across scheduled and emergency maintenance, repairs, conversions, and fabrications. A significant amount of service demand is driven by regulatory requirements to maintain seaworthy certification with all vessels required to dry dock every 2.5 years on average or annually in the case of passenger carrying vessels.

In addition to dry docking and associated alongside marine services, Dales also provides fabrication services and ship conversions and has recently entered the decommissioning market. Dales is the only accredited provider of ship decommissioning services in Scotland holding a Scottish Environment Protection Agency license.

Following H2’s investment, management, led by CEO Michael Milne, will work closely with H2 to deliver Dales’ growth strategy and ensure that it continues to provide its market leading services to existing and new customers.

For further information on Dales please refer to https://www.dalesmarine.co.uk/

Terry Musson

The Amberon Group is a market leading traffic management provider to the utilities and Local Authority markets. Amberon was established in May 2002 with our first depot in Paignton, South West England. Our founding core principles remain at the heart of everything that we do and our continued desire to achieve our purpose; to provide the best service in the Traffic Management sector. This has been the foundation for our success and has cemented our position as the market leader in TM.

During the initial transaction we never felt under any pressure & instantly recognised we would become part of the family. H2 took the time to listen to our views & business strategy, it was obvious from the very beginning that they would be the perfect partner for us.

The guys at H2 have enabled us to continue the momentum & have provided the expertise & knowledge to help us continue on the journey to constantly improve our service offering.

Working with H2 during the last 2 years has given us additional support not just financially but the advice & expertise has helped analytically & strategically.

The ambition and the drive H2 have is extremely infectious & continues to assist the group to overachieve.

It’s enormously reassuring to know H2 will always be at the end of the phone to offer advice but heartening to know they have the trust in us to deliver.