Lerøy takes over Havfisk and Norway Seafoods

Lerøy takes over Havfisk and Norway Seafoods

The entire Aker shareholdings on Norwegian fisheries companies Havfisk and Norway Seafoods have been acquired by Lerøy Group.

Lerøy is currently a major supplier of seafood to the European retail market and the acquisition of these fishing operations from Aker places it in the position of being a major catcher as well, providing it with the opportunity to become a highly vertically integrated operation.

The takeover brings with it a sizeable fleet of modern catching vessels as well as access to approximately 100,000 tonnes of groundfish.

‘This Strategic move puts Lerøy in a position where it can continue its long-term development direction of the company’s vision of becoming one of the world’s most profitable global supplier of sustainable high-quality seafood,’ said Helge Singelstad, Chairman of Leroy.

The acquisition gives Lerøy 64.40% of shares in Havfisk and 73/60% of shares in Norway Seafoods.