This year Hampiðjan has concluded the acquisition of the entire shareholding in its daughter company Fjarðanet ehf. The background to the acquisition is to establish all of Hampiðjan’s activities in Iceland into a single operation.
Fishing and processing company FISK Seafood, based at Sauðárkrókur in the north of Iceland, has acquired a one-third stake in Westmann Islands company Vinnslustöðin (VSV) from Brim hf.
Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi continues to go through a period of change that began when a third of its ownership changed hands earlier this year. The company has announced the acquisition of another operator – and that its new freezer trawler currently under construction in Spain may be for sale.
Two companies based in Brittany have announced plans to join forces. Guingamp-based food business Le Graët and Erquy fishing company Armement Porcher are expected to consolidate, bringing together the strengths of both companies in a single operation.
Icelandic fishing company Samherji, via its partner company Samherji Holding which handles its overseas business, has acquired a substantial share in Eimskip, Iceland’s longest-established and largest shipping operator.
Icelandic fishing and processing company Samherji has expanded in the UK with the acquisition of seafood sales and distribution company Collins Seafood.
Nueva Pescanova Group has strengthened its position in South Africa with the acquisition of Unick Fish, a South African company founded in 2008, dedicated to the import and sale of seafood products in South Africa and Namibia.
Rolls-Royce has announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its commercial marine business to Kongsberg. Rolls-Royce’s marine sector has around 3600 staff, based mainly in the Nordic region, while Kongsberg is active in oil and gas, merchant shipping, defence and aerospace sectors.
Following the acquisition earlier this year of a substantial stake in Iceland’s largest fishing and processing company, changes are taking place. Guðmundur Kristjánsson, who also owns fishing company Brim and stakes in a number of others, and who acquired the roughly 32% holding in HB Grandi, takes over as the new managing director.
With a background that goes back to the 1930s, Scandic Pelagic is a new company structure formed from SweDen Pelagic and Skagerak Pelagic into a new entity.