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Pieters

Status
Realised
Country
Belgium
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Consumer
Entry
Jan-98
Exit
Dec-00
Fund
IK 1994

Leader in fish processing and distribution

Pieters is one of Europe’s leading integrated fish processors and distributors, engaged in the purchase, aquaculture, processing, packaging, sales and distribution of fish products. Its major product categories are salmon, North Atlantic white fish and South East Asian prawns. The group is the market leader in Belgium and has significant market shares in the Netherlands, France and Germany.

The IK 1994 Fund acquired Pieters from private owners in January 1998, before exiting to Fjord Seafood and Domstein in Decemeber 2000.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Expand salmon farming and processing activities;
  • Develop geographic distribution;
  • Expand the portfolio offering for value-added processed products; and
  • Strengthen sourcing capabilities for whitefish in the North Atlantic area.