Crowe Ireland assists in acquisition of Carr and Sons

Crowe Ireland assists in purchase of Carr & Sons

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23/11/2020
Crowe Ireland assists in acquisition of Carr and Sons
Crowe is pleased to have assisted in the successful acquisition of Carr & Sons Seafood Limited by Oceanpath, the Irish subsidiary of Iceland Seafood International. 

Carr & Sons is a significant seafood player in Ireland focused on production of high-quality salmon products for retail.

Crowe acted for Iceland Seafood in 2018 when it acquired 67% of Oceanpath, enabling it to gain a foothold in the Irish seafood market. 

Carr & Sons products are sold both under retailer’s private label and branded. A significant part of the sales are under the Nolan Quality Seafoods brand which is a leading brand for smoked salmon in Ireland. The company also has a strong focus on production of organic salmon which is sold both locally in Ireland and exported to Continental Europe. They operate a production facility in Killala on the west coast of Ireland.

Iceland Seafood has simultaneously exercised its option to acquire the remaining 33% of Oceanpath from Ecock Holding Ltd. After the transaction Oceanpath is 100% owned by Iceland Seafood.

Speaking after announcing the deal, Ken Ecock, Managing Director of Oceanpath, “I look forward to working with the team at Carr & Sons and to further develop our business in Ireland providing more than 200 local jobs. The expertise of our team and the quality of production will allow us to enhance the range of products and services that we offer our customers, positioning the business well into the future.”

Crowe’s dedicated corporate finance team has a wealth of experience advising clients in M&A transactions. If you are considering the sale or purchase of a business we can help you maximise your investment.
Naoise Cosgrove, Managing partner - Crowe Ireland
Naoise Cosgrove    
Managing Partner
Corporate Finance
Gerard O'Reilly, Partner, Audit - Crowe Ireland
Gerard O'Reilly  
Partner, Audit
Brian Geraghty, Partner, Audit - Crowe Ireland
Brian Geraghty
Partner, Audit
Cormac Doyle Crowe Ireland Tax Partner
Cormac Doyle
Partner, Tax