Investing in the future of the blue economy

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We aim to create the world’s leading impact seafood investor supporting companies with capital and knowledge to help grow the world’s access to sustainable seafood

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Bluefront Equity

Bluefront Equity is a pure play seafood private equity firm. Bluefront invests across the seafood value chain in the future of the blue economy.

  • Diversified exposure to the strong megatrend of seafood in general and salmon farming in particular
  • Located in Norway, the leading country within the industrialization of the seafood sector
  • Dedicated and experienced founding team supported by former top executives in the seafood value chain
  • Proprietary environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework integrated in the mandate
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Sustainable Equity

General Disclosure

Bluefront Equity has implemented disclosure requirements under Article 8 which means that we will promote products environmental and social characteristics

Company and industry spesific disclosure

Bluefront will identify the materiality of the different ESG risks as part of the deal sourcing and create a strategy for evaluation as part of the investment decision

Bluefront Capital I AS promotes environmental characteristics as defined in Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation or “SFDR”).

The disclosures below are prepared in accordance with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Article 3, 4, 5 and 10 and provide information on Bluefront Equity’s approach to ESG and sustainability in a regulatory context and details on the environmental characteristics promoted by Bluefront Capital I AS.

For further details on our approach, see our responsible investment policy here

Portfolio

Redox is a leading provider of environmentally friendly disinfection and biosecurity solutions for the aquaculture industry.

Location: Norway
Date of investment: June 2021
Fund I
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Redox has delivered systems for ozone and oxygen for more than 15 years. The company has a clear market leading position in biosecurity systems for well-boats, a market considered to be complex due to limited space, harsh environment, vibrations and importance. The company is growing rapidly within sea- and land-based farming and has developed an exciting technology focusing on NOx-reductions.

Case responsible: Kjetil Haga

Board of Directors

Alf-Helge Aarskog (Chairman)

Finn-Tore Sylte

Aino Olaisen

Kjetil Haga

Year of initial investment: 2021
Headquarters: Averøy

Bio Marine is specializing in oxygen and light management solutions to improve fish health in aquaculture.

Location: Norway
Date of investment: April 2022
Fund I
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Bio Marine has specialized in dissolving oxygen in water for over 10 years. Their product portfolio is developed through research and testing over several years. The company has expanded their product offering to light management systems and more complete solutions to closed and semi-closed farming systems across different species. 

Case responsible: Kjetil Haga

Board of Directors

Jon Gausen (Chairman)

Alf-Helge Aarskog

Nils Hovden

Kjetil Haga

Year of initial investment: 2022
Headquarters: Surnadal

Akvasafe is an accredited inspection body delivering inspection, engineering and certification services as well as environmental surveys to salmon farmers. 

Location: Norway
Date of investment: January 2022
Fund I
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Akvasafe delivers inspections, engineering and certification services as well as environmental surveys to salmon farmers. The company also has proprietary products, such as the wavebreaker,  through its fully owned subsidiary Sematek AS. Obtaining necessary certifications, licenses and environmental approvals are considered a license to operate for salmon farmers. 

Case responsible: Simen Bjørnstad Landmark

Board of Directors

Jon Knudsen (Chairman)

Alf-Helge Aarskog

Ingve Karlsen

Simen Bjørnstad Landmark

Year of initial investment: 2022
Headquarters: Bergen

Proff Kulde is an innovative provider of natural refrigerant solutions (using CO2) primarily to the seafood industry in Norway.

Location: Norway
Date of investment: June 2022
Fund I
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Proff Kulde is one of few companies producing and delivering patented products using the natural refrigerant CO2. They deliver cooler-, freezer-, and heater solutions to clients within marine and industrial markets. The company has an innovative mindset, focusing on reducing components and space requirements, while at the same time increasing efficiency.

Case responsible: Simen Bjørnstad Landmark

Board of Directors

Jan Sverre Røsstad (Chairman)

Mathias Ingebrigtsen

Morten Engen

Simen Bjørnstad Landmark

Year of initial investment: 2022
Headquarters: Svolvær

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Team

Kjetil Haga

Founding Partner

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Simen Landmark

Founding Partner

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Sondre Storli

Investment Controller

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Johan Kostveit

Investment Associate

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Alf-Helge Aarskog

Industry Partner

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Jan Sverre Røsstad

Industry Partner

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Arne Trondsen

Industry Partner

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Solveig van Nes

ESG Advisor

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Aino Olaisen

Strategic Advisor

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Bjørn Apeland

Technical Advisor

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Rami Haug Khoury

Technical Advisor

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Shane A. Hunter

Technical Advisor

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News

Bluefront Equity – The founding story

This article is in Norwegian only

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February 9, 2022

Bluefront Equity introduces new hire

If we look at the oil service industry in Norway since the 1970s, we have seen a large degree of efficiency and consolidation. I am convinced that we will see the same in the seafood industry in the years ahead.

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February 7, 2022

Bluefront Equity invests in Akvasafe

Seafood investor Bluefront Equity invests in inspection and certification company Akvasafe AS. Alf-Helge Aarskog will joins the company’s board of directors.

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February 1, 2022