Q1 M&A Market Update

Maritime Transport & Facilities

Maritime Transport & Facilities

The McLean Group’s Marine Transportation and Facilities team is comprised of industry experts that have advised the most important players in the U.S. maritime industry. Our team of advisors includes the industry’s largest contingent of accredited marine vessel and equipment appraisers, along with experienced investment banking and business valuation professionals. The maritime market is unique and requires advisors that can anticipate the obstacles clients might encounter and develop a plan for optimal success. We understand the marine transportation market and opportunities in the space and place our clients in the best position to achieve their goals.

The McLean Group is well positioned to serves maritime companies with these services:

Recent Publications

McLean Groups M&A Market Update 2020 Year In Review

Vessels

Vessel Appraisal
Maritime Business Valuation
M&A Services
Due Diligence Support
Damage and Insurance Surveys
Drone & Digital Inspection

Ports & Facilities

Shipyard-Terminal Equipment Appraisal
Shipyard Business Valuation
Insurance Surveys
Drone & Digital Inspection
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Harry Ward

Position: Managing Director
Phone: 504.835.8505
Email: hward@mcleanllc.com

Harry Ward has more than 20 years of senior executive and M&A advisory experience in a number of industrial and technology sectors. He has both buy side and sell side advisory experience including the sale of 3 Phoenix to Ultra Electronics and the divestiture of GlobalTrak to Orbcomm. Buy side clients have included NASA and defense contractors, as well as aviation, SATCOM and maritime technology companies. He has in-depth experience with the creation of ESOPs, including the sale of Linxx Global Solutions to a private equity-funded leveraged ESOP in 2015, and currently directs The McLean Group’s sponsor coverage program. Mr. Ward also has a strong background in the management and growth of small- to mid-sized companies and a strong technical background in semiconductors and automation technology. Over a three year period, he led a West Coast distribution company through the development and execution of a growth plan in preparation for successful sale to a strategic buyer. Mr. Ward is based in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area and travels frequently on the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico region, Southern California and the space and missile haven of Huntsville, Alabama. He regularly publishes industry M&A reports and serves as a guest speaker and panelist for numerous business and civic organizations. A US Naval Academy graduate, Mr. Ward served during multiple deployments from both US coasts as a Navy helicopter pilot and survival instructor (SERE School). He earned an MBA in finance from San Diego State University.

Professional Credentials

  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
  • FINRA Series 63, 79

Harry Ward

Managing Director

Marine & Asset Valuation

Norman J. Dufour

Norman J. Dufour

Position: Managing Director
Phone: 504.835.8505
Email: ndufour@mcleanllc.com

Mr. Dufour has more than 40 years of asset valuation and marine transportation experience. He joined Stickney Marine Surveying, Inc. in 1977, and was promoted to Vice-President of Operations in 1978. In 1988, he assumed the duties of President.

Mr. Dufour has surveyed all types of commercial marine vessels, including ships, tugs, towboats, crewboats, supply vessels, barges, derricks, dredges, and lift vessels, including their machinery. He is qualified in various State and Federal Courts in marine surveying, safety, engineering, and appraisal.

Education:

  • United States Coast Guard Academy Graduate
  • Naval Damage Control School
  • USCG Merchant Marine Safety School
  • EMD Engine School
  • Marine Gear Design & Application

Memberships / Professional Certification:

  • NAMS
  • Certified Marine Surveyor
  • National President 1996-1997
  • National Vice-President 1994-1995
  • Regional Vice-President East Gulf Region 1988-1991
  • ASA
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser
  • Local Chapter President/Vice-President 1991-1994 and 2009-2010

Norman J. Dufour

Managing Director

Marine & Asset Valuation

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