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Major Spanish company in frozen fish industry, Iberconsa, sold to Portobello Capital

Wednesday, December 30th 2015 - 03:22 UTC
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Iberconsa is based in Vigo and 45% of its sales are exports. It is present in all channels, mostly retail and its products include, besides hake, squid and prawn. Iberconsa is based in Vigo and 45% of its sales are exports. It is present in all channels, mostly retail and its products include, besides hake, squid and prawn.
The company has vessels and processing plants in Argentina and Namibia, and in Galicia an extensive network of retail stores and interests in cold storage companies. The company has vessels and processing plants in Argentina and Namibia, and in Galicia an extensive network of retail stores and interests in cold storage companies.
“We are excited to participate in this new life phase Iberconsa is undergoing with its management team and founding families,” Juan Luis Ramirez said “We are excited to participate in this new life phase Iberconsa is undergoing with its management team and founding families,” Juan Luis Ramirez said

The Spanish manager of equity Portobello Capital has bought a majority stake in Iberconsa (Iberica de Congelados), the third company in the sector in Spain and the first one to capture and produce frozen hake on board.

Iberconsa will keep the management team led by David Ramos -- its founder --, and Alberto Freire will serve as delegate counselor.

“We are excited to participate in this new life phase Iberconsa is undergoing with its management team and founding families,” Juan Luis Ramirez, Portobello Capital partner, pointed out in a statement.

“This is a sector with great opportunities for consolidation and growth, both in the fishing area as well as in the marketing one, within the world of food in which fish protein grows very significantly thanks to consumer trends and its nutritional quality.”

Iberconsa is based in Vigo, where it conducts business, and 45% of its sales are exports. It is present in all channels, mostly retail and hospitality, and its products include, besides hake, squid and prawn.

Its assembling structure includes ships in Argentina, Namibia and South Africa. It also has processing plants in Argentina and Namibia, and in Galicia it has an extensive network of retail stores and interests in two cold storage companies.

Freire stressed that this agreement is a “firm commitment by the company as a vehicle for the future integration of the sector”.

He added: “We are convinced that, in addition to strengthening our financial structure, experience and proven professionalism shown by professionals of Portobello Capital will significantly contribute, both in strategic planning of Iberconsa, and in enhancing our control and management capabilities”.

Iberconsa closed 2014 with a turnover of EUR 180 million, and was only surpassed by Grupo Profand and Pescanova. (FIS).
 

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  • ilsen

    Just one sector.....
    Overall, Spain is a Frozen Fish. Immobilised. Bereft of Intelligent Activity... Yet they look to PODEMOS, a post-Chavismo evolutionary failure, desperately seeking oxygen on land... flapping about, without the ability to grow legs...

    Meanwhile. there are hundreds of thousands of highly educated young, motivated Spanish emigrating to the UK/EU/USA.

    AND THEY ARE WELCOME!

    Dec 30th, 2015 - 04:20 am 0
  • chronic

    Spain = flounder

    Dec 30th, 2015 - 10:11 am 0
  • Conqueror

    Spain should be “frozen out” of fishing. What's its record? It's overfished spanish waters to extinction. Now it steals. Supported by the thieving EU, it rakes Gibraltar's seabed, it invades British waters. It sends vessels thousands of miles to plunder the waters of other countries. Spain takes more fish than Brazil, argieland, Venezuela, Ecuador or Uruguay.

    Dec 30th, 2015 - 01:35 pm 0
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