Bison Capital Partners announces investment in Aqua Expeditions.

Singapore (November 8, 2018) – Bison Capital Partners V, LP (“Bison Capital”), agreed to invest up to $28 million into Aqua Expeditions Pte. Ltd. (“Aqua Expeditions”), a high-end luxury cruise operator.

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About Aqua Expeditions

Aqua Expeditions was the first adventure travel company to introduce five-star luxury cruises on the Amazon River in Peru and on the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia. CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro, co-founded Aqua Expeditions to cater to discerning, adventure travelers seeking to explore remote and culturally important destinations aboard luxury voyages on the world’s great rivers. Aqua Expeditions’ 16-
suite Aria Amazon vessel entered service in 2011, a creation of Peruvian designer, Jordi Puig, featuring staterooms with floor to ceiling windows, Jacuzzi, gym, sundeck and the haute Peruvian cuisine of Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. In October 2014, Aqua Expeditions expanded to Indochina with the launch of the Aqua Mekong with 20 design suites, sailing the historic Mekong River between Cambodia and Vietnam, with cuisine curated by Australian-born chef David Thompson.


Bison Capital is a Los Angeles and New York based private equity firm that makes growth capital investments in middle‐market companies, public or private, for expansion, acquisitions, and balance sheet recapitalizations. The firm’s primary investment focus is partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams seeking capital to grow their businesses.