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Sandefjord

Hangarveien 21,
3241 Sandefjord
Norway

Drammen

Nedre Strandgate 11
Drammen
Norway

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Nordensvej 2
7000 Fredericia
Denmark

Abu Dhabi

Pure Salmon Ltd
Mubadala Tower
Low rise Section, 3rd Floor
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Pure Salmon Technology is a portfolio company of private equity funds managed by 8F Asset Management Pte. Ltd., a global asset management firm focused on impact investing, headquartered in Singapore with group offices in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, London and Frankfurt.

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Xavier Govare

Chairman, Pure Salmon France

"Over 30 years of experience in the food industry, including 15 years as Chairman and CEO of Labeyrie Fine Foods (LFF) Group."

  • Over 30 years of experience in the food industry, including 15 years as Chairman and CEO of Labeyrie Fine Foods (LFF) Group.
  • Chairman and CEO of the Labeyrie Fine Foods Group since 2002, Chief Executive Officer since 2000, and Sales and Marketing Director from 1989 to 1999. Significant shareholder of the LFF Group since 1999.
  • Business leader who led the creation, in 27 years, of Labeyrie Fine Foods, a well-recognised food group, through aggressive organic growth policies, as well as 12 acquisitions and creation of synergies:
  • Turnover increased from EUR 30M in 1989 to EUR 1.1 Billion in 2016
  • EBITDA X 30 in 25 years
  • Expert in strategic vision, marketing strategy, brand development, private label, sales strategy, product innovation, as well as in P&L, and Working Capital & Investment management.
  • Excellent knowledge of European markets, of food customers and consumers in supermarkets, in food service distribution, and in specialised channels.
  • Great knowledge of the industrial food sector with more than 20 factories under management.
  • Expert in bank financing and high-yield debt raising.
  • Experiences with 3 types of shareholders: Listed company (France and Iceland), Company under LBO (3 different sponsors), Private company (foreign shareholders).

LFF Group’s main companies: Lyons Seafoods, Farne of Scotland, Labeyrie, King Cuisine, Père Olive, Blini, Le traiteur Grec, Delpierre, Labeyrie Traiteur Frozen, Salé Sucré.

Track Record: 

  • Building of a benchmark food group in Europe with the vision of being the leader of Pleasure and Trendy Food sector.
  • Turned around a loss making company in 1989 into a solidly and continuously profitable company for the last 25 years since then.
  • Internationalization of the LFF Group. Exclusively French until 2000, LFF is today international with 45% of turnover originated outside of France.
  • Business diversification: smoked salmon and foie gras until 2000, multi-product and multi-market today.
  • Building, year after year, of solid leadership positions in all its markets and in several countries, with very strong brands in terms of image and reputation: Labeyrie, Blini, Delpierre, Farne of Scotland, Lyons Seafoods, Père Olive, etc.
  • Successful and continuous management of the Group with 6 shareholding changes over the last 17 years and several refinancing of all types.
  • Creation of a very professional management team, that is committed, senior, and loyal to the group, with a shareholding stake of up to 15%.
  • Close and regular management of a team of 7 General Managers, each in charge of their Business Unit and surrounded by a comprehensive management teams.
  • Management of the Group’s Finance and Administration Unit in charge of group financing, of the consolidation of Business Units’ results, of group management control, and of shared support functions between the Business Units.
  • Responsible for the management of the industrial Investment plan of EUR 35M per year.
  • Performance management within highly framing Business Plans and Budgets.

Directorships: Snacks International, SIA Group Savencia Fromages and Dairy, Logismose Meyers Denmark, Alliance Etiquettes and Family Service.

  • Over 30 years of experience in the food industry, including 15 years as Chairman and CEO of Labeyrie Fine Foods (LFF) Group.
  • Chairman and CEO of the Labeyrie Fine Foods Group since 2002, Chief Executive Officer since 2000, and Sales and Marketing Director from 1989 to 1999. Significant shareholder of the LFF Group since 1999.
  • Business leader who led the creation, in 27 years, of Labeyrie Fine Foods, a well-recognised food group, through aggressive organic growth policies, as well as 12 acquisitions and creation of synergies:
    o Turnover increased from EUR 30M in 1989 to EUR 1.1 Billion in 2016
    o EBITDA X 30 in 25 years
  • Expert in strategic vision, marketing strategy, brand development, private label, sales strategy, product innovation, as well as in P&L, and Working Capital & Investment management.
  • Excellent knowledge of European markets, of food customers and consumers in supermarkets, in food service distribution, and in specialised channels.
  • Great knowledge of the industrial food sector with more than 20 factories under management.
  • Expert in bank financing and high-yield debt raising.
  • Experiences with 3 types of shareholders: Listed company (France and Iceland), Company under LBO (3 different sponsors), Private company (foreign shareholders)

LFF Group’s main companies: Lyons Seafoods, Farne of Scotland, Labeyrie, King Cuisine, Père Olive, Blini, Le traiteur Grec, Delpierre, Labeyrie Traiteur Frozen, Salé Sucré.

Track Record: 

  • Building of a benchmark food group in Europe with the vision of being the leader of Pleasure and Trendy Food sector.
  • Turned around a loss making company in 1989 into a solidly and continuously profitable company for the last 25 years since then.
  • Internationalization of the LFF Group. Exclusively French until 2000, LFF is today international with 45% of turnover originated outside of France.
  • Business diversification: smoked salmon and foie gras until 2000, multi-product and multi-market today.
  • Building, year after year, of solid leadership positions in all its markets and in several countries, with very strong brands in terms of image and reputation: Labeyrie, Blini, Delpierre, Farne of Scotland, Lyons Seafoods, Père Olive, etc.
  • Successful and continuous management of the Group with 6 shareholding changes over the last 17 years and several refinancing of all types.
  • Creation of a very professional management team, that is committed, senior, and loyal to the group, with a shareholding stake of up to 15%.
  • Close and regular management of a team of 7 General Managers, each in charge of their Business Unit and surrounded by a comprehensive management teams.
  • Management of the Group’s Finance and Administration Unit in charge of group financing, of the consolidation of Business Units’ results, of group management control, and of shared support functions between the Business Units.
  • Responsible for the management of the industrial Investment plan of EUR 35M per year.
  • Performance management within highly framing Business Plans and Budgets.

Directorships: Snacks International, SIA Group Savencia Fromages and Dairy, Logismose Meyers Denmark, Alliance Etiquettes and Family Service.