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BIOMAR COMPLETES ACQUISITION

BIOMAR COMPLETES ACQUISITION

BioMar completes acquisition. BioMar Group has acquired the 50% remaining shares in the Chilean factory Alitec Pargua. The transfer of shares took place this morning in Puerto Montt, leaving BioMar as the sole owner of the former joint venture.

On June 5, the Chilean competition authorities confirmed that the acquision by BioMar of Alitec Pargua did not trigger a pre-merger review. As announced in March, BioMar Group and AquaChile entered into an acquisition agreement that would give BioMar full ownership of the Chilean factory Alitec Pargua, in which AquaChile held a 50% interest.

The acquisition, which closed today, follows the change in ownership of AquaChile, who was acquired last summer by the Agrosuper group. The Alitec Pargua transaction ends 10 years of successful collaboration with AquaChile. Beyond this operation BioMar Chile continues the commercial relationship with AquaChile.

This transaction is an important step for BioMar Chile as the company will get access to a significant volume of flexible production capacity. BioMar Group has by the investment again reinforced the company’s commitment to Chilean aquaculture:

“We have during the last years experienced an increasing demand in the market targeting our high-performance feed, functional products and services. We will now have more flexible capacity to meet those demands and we will now be able to plan for future upgrades and expansions of the facility in line with the requirement in the market”, explains Carlos Diaz CEO in BioMar Group.

About BioMar

BioMar is a world leader in high performance diets for more than 45 different fish and shrimp species in more than 80 countries.

Founded in 1962 by a group of Danish fish farmers, BioMar’s heritage is a long-term commitment to developing the aquaculture industry in a responsible and sustainable way.

Their main focus is supporting their customers delivering healthy, great tasting seafood. They do this by innovating efficient, safe and nutritious feed for aquaculture with minimal environmental impact.

Their global scale, local agility and execution focus ensure that they can meet individual customer needs – always with departure in proven results and a meticulous focus on food safety.

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