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Nine big seafood M&A moves to watch for in 2019

By Jason Huffman, Tom Seaman and Jason Smith The seafood industry has a fever and the only thing that will cool it down in 2019 is more consolidation. To say there were a lot of mergers and acquisitions in 2018 would be an understatement. Undercurrent News has identified 127 deals, up from 117 in 2017 […]

M&A Advisor: More US firms need to be looking to secure resources overseas

Undercurrent News – August 22, 2018 North American companies need to be more aggressively seeking access to raw material resources overseas, believes Birgir Brynjolfsson of Antarctica Advisors. Speaking to Undercurrent News, Brynjolfsson – who worked as the exclusive advisor to Mitsui & Co on its March 2018 deal for Mark Foods – noted there is a perception […]

Sources: Iberconsa, Pescanova an ‘ideal match’; management would prefer PE

The likely upcoming sale process for Portobello Capital’s stake in Grupo Iberica de Congelados (Ibercosa) will attract a lot of trade and private equity interest, with the Madrid, Spain-based  private equity (PE) investor in a strong position, said one banker. According to one source, Gorjan Nikolik of Rabobank, investors should look at unifying Ibercosa and […]

Is now a good time to sell your company?

US seafood companies may have a window. President Trump’s increasingly tough stance on trade is worrying many US seafood industry players, as it does not necessarily consider that some 85-90 percent of the seafood we consume in this country is imported. Increasing barriers to imports many result in higher raw material costs, lower profitability, a […]

Los fondos de inversión revolucionan la industria pesquera gallega

Son negocios en expansión con generación constante de caja, de ahí que sean atractivos para este tipo de sociedades. La comercialización de productos del mar está al alza en Europa (por la recuperación del consumo tras la crisis), Estados Unidos (con nuevos formatos) y Asia (por una creciente clase media en China). En Galicia es […]

Antarctica Advisors Acts as Exclusive Investment Banking Advisor to Mitsui & Co (U.S.A.) in a Strategic Partnership Transaction with Mark Foods

March 16, 2018 – Antarctica Advisors LLC, the leading Seafood Industry-focused M&A advisory firm, acted as the exclusive investment banking advisor to Mitsui & Co (U.S.A.) in a strategic partnership transaction with Mark Foods, a New York-based importer and marketer of quality seafood products to high-end retailers, distributors, and restaurant groups in the U.S. Mitsui […]

Financing, Mergers & Acquisitions: A Primer

Featuring Ignacio Kleiman, Managing Partner – Antarctica Advisors The economic landscape for the global seafood industry is shaped not only by trends in the marketplace, but also by access to resources and financial capital. SeafoodSource is convening a panel of experts to discuss the challenges the industry faces and the opportunities presented by shifting interest […]