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Antarctica Advisors named as “Most Prolific M&A Advisory Firm” in the Seafood Industry by Undercurrent News

Miami. July 20, 2017 – Antarctica Advisors LLC, the leading Seafood Industry-focused M&A advisory firm, was named as the “Most Prolific M&A Advisory Firm Focused on The Seafood Sector” by the reputable industry publication, Undercurrent News, in their recent “Seafood’s Top Dealmakers” report. Antarctica Advisors is an independent investment banking firm providing corporate clients in […]

Antarctica Advisors Acts as Exclusive Investment Banking Advisor to Ocean Choice International L.P. in Arranging Acquisition Financing for the Purchase of Equity from Minority Shareholders

Miami. May 4, 2017 – Antarctica Advisors LLC, the leading Seafood Industry-focused M&A advisory firm, acted as the exclusive investment banking advisor to Ocean Choice International L.P. (“OCI”) in arranging and closing supplemental acquisition financing for the purchase of a minority equity stake indirectly owned by Iceland’s Visir hf. Following this transaction, OCI will be […]

Rising US interest rates likely to drive M&A, says veteran dealmaker

BOSTON, US — The US Federal Reserve’s plan to continue to increase interest rates in the US will likely drive consolidation in the sector, a veteran US-based seafood banker told Undercurrent News. Earlier in March, the Fed voted to raise the range of the federal funds rate to 0.75% and 1.00%, citing progress in labor […]

Chile salmon sales consolidation could lead to more mergers in future

There will be more consolidation on the sales side amongst Chilean salmon farmers in 2017, which could lead to more mergers in the future, according to a top industry dealmaker. “The Chilean export industry has been relatively fragmented on the sales side; this has been an issue for years. Now, they have got their heads […]

Antarctica Advisors International Corp Acts as M&A Advisor to Cooke Seafoods Inc in the Acquisition of Fripur

Miami. December 14, 2016 – Antarctica Advisors International Corp, the leading Seafood Industry-focused investment banking firm, acted as M&A advisor to Cooke in the acquisition of 100% of the fishing business of Fripur S.A. in Uruguay and Grinfin S.A. in Argentina. Canada’s Cooke, one of the largest seafood companies in North America, on Wednesday completed […]

Chile salmon sales consolidation could lead to more mergers in future

Tom Seaman, Neil Ramsden and Matilde Mereghetti There will be more consolidation on the sales side amongst Chilean salmon farmers in 2017, which could lead to more mergers in the future, according to a top industry dealmaker. “The Chilean export industry has been relatively fragmented on the sales side; this has been an issue for years. Now, they […]

Antarctica Advisors LLC Successfully Arranges and Closes CAD 240 million in new credit facilities for Ocean Choice International L.P.

Miami. November 18, 2016 – Antarctica Advisors LLC, the leading Seafood Industry-focused advisory firm, acted as the investment banking advisor to Ocean Choice International L.P. (“OCI”) in the CAD 240 million refinancing of its credit facilities with a syndicate of Canadian and U.S. lenders. St. John’s, Newfoundland-based OCI is a leading vertically integrated seafood company […]

Antarctica Advisors LLC Acts as the M&A Advisor to Sea Watch International in the Acquisition of Bar Harbor Foods

Miami. September 6, 2016 – Antarctica Advisors LLC, the leading Seafood Industry-focused investment banking firm, acted as the M&A advisor to Sea Watch International Ltd. in the acquisition of Looks Gourmet Foods Holding Company Inc. (d.b.a. Bar Harbor Foods). Maryland-based Sea Watch International, the largest integrated producer of clam products in the U.S., on Friday completed […]

Antarctica Advisors International Announces Opening of its Representative Office in Chile

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 […]

Cooke Seafood USA wins bid for Uruguay’s Fripur

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 […]