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ACT Capital announces Seafood Sector Advisory Practice

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Industry investment firm ACT Capital has announced the launch of its Seafood Sector Advisory Practice, offering strategic advice and transaction expertise to the seafood industry.

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The advisory practice will be captained by two industry veterans

ACT Capital Advisors - a merger and acquisitions specialist - has announced the launch of its Seafood Sector Advisory Practice which aims to serve global seafood producers, processors, and distributors with specialised strategic advice and transaction expertise. The practice is part of ACT's Seafood and Agribusiness industry group that supports food producers and processors along the growing, harvesting, processing, and distribution value chain.

Leading the initiative are two industry veterans with broad financial and strategic networks and a recognised track record. Matt Latimer and Brad Bodenman have decades of experience in seafood harvesting, processing, and aquaculture in their prior roles as part of the American Seafoods Group - the world's largest at-sea harvester and processor of wild-caught whitefish and a significant secondary processor of whitefish, scallops, and catfish.

The Seafood Sector Advisory practice will focus on providing advisory services relating to mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, debt financings, and restructurings

“I am thrilled that Matt and Brad are leading this exciting initiative to serve the seafood industry," said Bob Hild, ACT's chief executive, in a press release.

“Seafood is growing in importance as food security and sustainability become paramount. Industry leaders deserve sophisticated advisors that understand the dynamic environments in which they operate," he added.

From small harvesting and processing operations to multi-national producers with sophisticated logistics and distribution networks, ACT Capital is aiming to provide solutions along every point of the Seafood value chain.

“We believe seafood companies benefit from high-quality strategic and financial advisory services," stated Bodenman.

“We bring our deep understanding of the industry's complex commercial, regulatory, and financial environments to help them sustainably feed the world,” Latimer added.

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