The Carlyle Group invested US$190 million for an 11.1% stake in July 2010.
Company Headquarters: China
Business focus: Agribusiness, Industrial fishing
Revenue: US$538.9 million (FY 2010)
- Carlyle’s proven track record in Chinese agribusiness provides China Fishery with deep-level board expertise and enhanced corporate governance
- Carlyle worked with China Fishery to create an Investment Committee to structure the company’s growth through acquisition strategy; China Fishery leverages Carlyle’s global network to source M&A opportunities and knowledge of vessel purchasing opportunities
- After appointing an industry expert to advise the company on sustainability, Carlyle is working with China Fishery to earn the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) qualification, which certifies sustainable fisheries and operators
- Carlyle and China Fishery developed an initiative to obtain accurate readings of fish stocks in the South Pacific, and will work with local communities to ensure fish are caught in a sustainable manner