Miami – March 04, 2016 – Antarctica Advisors International Corp, a leading US-based Food Industry-focused independent investment banking firm, announced today the opening of its new office in Santiago, Chile. The office in Chile will support Antarctica’s growth in South America and allow the firm to better service its corporate clients in the region, offering knowledge-based transaction advisory services in the Food sector.
A judge has given preliminary approval to a bid from an affiliate of Canada’s Cooke Aquaculture to purchase the shuttered operations of Uruguay’s largest processor, Fripur, a Cooke spokeswoman confirmed.
Cooke Seafood USA, which last year bought Wanchese Fish Company, put in a bid for 100% of Fripur’s operations in December alongside a rival bid from a co-operative of Fripur workers. But the judge ruled out the cooperative’s bid and approved one from Cooke Seafoods.
Some exotic stocks on global markets may provide your best opportunity to invest in seafood stocks.
Fishing is one of humanity’s most ancient food-gathering methods. But in terms ofpublicly traded companies, the industry is still fairly immature.
However, there are a handful of firms – including several that trade on global exchanges– that could lure investors into an industry that is essentially a bet on the increasing demand for high-protein, healthy diets.
“It’s [a] sustained and long-term and permanent demand,” says Ignacio Kleiman, managing partner of Antarctica Advisors, a food industry investment bank in Florida.
Antarctica Advisors received the “2015 Deal Maker Award” from Finance Monthly in recognition of its outstanding work during the year.
Miami, Dec. 21, 2015 – Acquisition Finance Magazine (“ACQ5”) awarded Antarctica Advisors LLC as “2015 US Niche Investment Banking Advisor of the Year” (Food Sector). In a statement, Ignacio Kleiman, the Company’s Managing Partner, expressed his appreciation to ACQ5 for honoring Antarctica Advisors, emphasizing the firm’s devotion to achievement and excellence in providing Mergers and Acquisitions services to its middle market Food and Seafood clients.
Montevideo, Uruguay, Dec. 18, 2015 – The parent company of Cooke Seafood USA, Inc. submitted an offer to acquire 100% of the assets of the Uruguayan seafood company, Fripur S.A. on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Antarctica Advisors, the leading Seafood Industry focused investment banking firm, is acting as Cooke’s exclusive investment banking advisor in this transaction. Read more
Ignacio Kleiman is the Managing Partner at Antarctica Advisors. Here he tells Finance Monthly about his firms role in Daybrook Fisheries’ acquisition by South Africa’s Oceana Group. Read more
Miami – July 22nd 2015 –Antarctica Advisors LLC, a leading Food Industry-focused investment banking firm, acted as U.S. investment banking advisor to South Africa’s Oceana Group Ltd. in the acquisition of Louisiana-based Daybrook Fisheries, Inc., which was completed today.
Johannesburg-listed Oceana Group has today completed the acquisition of Daybrook Fisheries for a purchase consideration of USD 382.3 million. Daybrook Fisheries is a leading privately-owned, vertically-integrated fishing company based in Louisiana engaged in the processing of Gulf Menhaden into fishmeal and fish oil for domestic and international markets.
Miami – July 2nd 2015 – The Seafood Team of Antarctica Advisors LLC, a leading
Food Industry-focused investment banking firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to East Coast Seafood and Garbo Lobster, two of the largest lobster suppliers in North America, in the formation of a new partnership with Seafood Investment Group (SIG), a long-term equity capital provider. SIG’s investment will further accelerate growth at the companies’ value-added processing joint-venture, Maine Fair Trade Lobster.
Antarctica’s experienced transaction advisory team provides corporate clients in the Food Industry with a wide range of investment banking services. Antarctica maintains a unique Seafood Sector-specialized M&A practice, with a recognized track record of successful deal execution.
Miami – May 20th 2015 –Antarctica Advisors LLC, the leading Food Industry-focused investment banking firm, acts as U.S. investment banking advisor to South Africa’s Oceana Group Ltd. in its announced transaction with Louisiana-based Daybrook Fisheries, Inc.
Johannesburg-listed Oceana Group announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Daybrook Fisheries for a purchase consideration of USD 382.3 million. Oceana Group is majority controlled by Tiger Brands, a leading economic group in South Africa, and investment fund Brimstone Ltd. Daybrook Fisheries is a leading privately-owned, vertically-integrated fishing company engaged in the processing of Gulf Menhaden into fishmeal and fish oil.
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