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July 21, 2011

Paine & Partners buys Scanbio from Verdane

By Viktor Lundvall

Paine & Partners has acquired fish oil and protein concentrate producer Scanbio Marine Group from Scanbio AS, part-owned by Verdane Capital IV.

The value of the transaction has not been disclosed. Paine & Partners was attracted to the deal because the investor believes Scanbio has a strong positioning in the market as well as providing increasingly sustainable operating practices. The investor also has experience of owning similar companies through its investment in US-based Icicle Seafoods. A deal was agreed following a limited auction process that was arranged by ABG Sundal Collier.

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