Corporate Finance Division
Fishing Industry Venture Capital
The Fishing & Aquaculture Industry comprises the entire activity focused on culturing, processing, taking, storing, transporting, marketing, buying and selling of fish and other aquatic creatures. The commercial operation is focused on delivery of fish and other seafood products for human consumption or as input for other related industries. The Fishing & Aquaculture Industry employs over 500 million people directly or indirectly worldwide.
Synergy Capital Markets partners with companies in the sustainable Fishing & Aquaculture businesses that area able to generate investment returns, while creating positive social and environmental impact. SJM Capital seeks to partner with small to medium enterprises that are working towards the production of safe, accessible aquatic life, such as fish, shellfish and plants, in a way that does not harm the health of the planet.
Fostering Growth without Diluting Equity:
For Fishing & Aquaculture Industry companies at critical stages of development, debt can serve as a key financing option to foster growth, with minimal dilution of equity ownership. At Synergy Capital Markets, not only do we understand the industries of our portfolio Fishing & Aquaculture Industry companies, but we also understand the growth process - and occasionally the growing pains - they undergo.
When venture debt is used appropriately, we believe entrepreneurs gain the following benefits:
Able to raise capital in a way that benefits the team and the business as a result of the greater flexibility offered by venture debt than traditional forms of debt financing
Have more time between equity rounds to build the business and achieve critical milestones, which creates potential for greater valuation
Retain a larger ownership stake in the company prior to an IPO or other liquidity event
Achieving milestones quickly in many cases also means reaching the IPO stage more rapidly