Synergy Group chief executive Rajesh Unni has explained how Maersk Tankers' brand and expertise attracted his company to a takeover of the Danish shipowner's technical management business.

Singapore-based Synergy is taking over 3,300 workers, the technical oversight of 82 product tankers and all contracts for an undisclosed price.

But such a transaction was not on the company's radar before Maersk Tankers decided to seek a buyer.