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Accelerating the Future of Seafood through Finance

Lighthouse Finance is a global advisory firm that specializes in capital raising, asset finance and management across the seafood value chain.  We represent established and early-stage clients across a wide spectrum of industry verticals including fisheries, hatcheries, integrated aquaculture operations, production and processing businesses.

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Projects

GLOBAL CAPEX FINANCING PROGRAM (Americas/Europe)

Lighthouse has implemented a $100 million equipment financing for a major aquaculture player at terms that maximize cash flow, tax treatment, and leverage. The program covers a diverse group of assets across multiple countries and was developed in close collaboration with the client’s accountants and attorneys.

VERTICALLY INTEGRATED SALMON FARM (North America)

Lighthouse is advising a well-established salmon farmer on the financing and construction of a fully integrated aquaculture facility that will produce 60,000 metric tons of salmon at scale.  The capital solution is comprised of equity, commercial credit, and government guarantees to build a hatchery, “big” smolt recirculating aquaculture system, and grow-out net pens.

SHRIMP RECIRCULATING AQUACULTURE SYSTEM FACILITY (Asia)

Lighthouse is advising on the construction and development of a shrimp recirculating aquaculture system, expected to deliver 2,000 metric tons of shrimp at full capacity. Financing will be structured across a yearlong construction period and extend into longer-term financial support as the business scales.

FINANCED ACQUISITION OF US FISHING VESSELS (US)

Lighthouse structures innovative solutions for commercial vessel acquisition via off-balance sheet financing, while preserving the accompanying critical fishing endorsements under the American Fisheries Act. Lighthouse was retained to secure the financing, advise our client during the legal and regulatory compliance process, and oversee the transaction until the acquisition was completed.

600+ Million USD

IN FINANCING PROVIDED TO DATE

Industry Expertise

Over the next decade, the seafood industry is poised for unprecedented growth, propelled by an increasing population and higher levels of fish and seafood consumption around the world. However, growth potential remains constrained by:

Lighthouse is expert at developing innovative financing solutions to tackle these challenges.  Our team brings together decades of capital markets, seafood industry, and asset finance expertise to create financing solutions to complement your vision for growth and fully realize the intrinsic value of your company.

We draw upon a diverse network of lending and equity partners, industry experts, and manufacturers to navigate the complex investing issues in the global seafood space.  Above all, we prioritize you, the client, to ensure that our capital solutions best suit your unique financing needs.

Values

CLIENT DRIVEN

We are committed to delivering best-in-class solutions for all of our clients.

TEAMWORK

We foster ego-free collaboration within our team and seek to work with like-minded peers.

INTEGRITY

We hold ourselves to a high moral standard, insisting on full transparency

GRIT

We. Do not. Quit.

ENJOY THE RIDE

We take delight in our work and remember to have fun.

What We Do

GLOBAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAMS

Leading integrated aquaculture companies and fisheries work with Lighthouse to finance significant asset purchases including vessels, feed barges, processing equipment, net pens, and recirculating aquaculture systems. Our structured finance programs are tailored to be global in scope and, if needed, off-balance sheet to maximize client tax benefits and cash flows on each asset.  We work as an extension of your team, managing the entire process and providing legal, financial, and regulatory guidance throughout maturity.

CONSTRUCTION/PROJECT FINANCE

The Lighthouse team structures transactions and raises money to finance the construction of new land-based commercial-sized fish farms, integrated aquaculture systems, and large scale fishing and logistics vessels. We have financed projects for established and early-stage seafood companies throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

CREDIT GUARANTEE PROGRAMS

Lighthouse has deep relationships and knowledge of credit guarantee programs in key aquaculture-oriented countries around the world. We have worked with GIEK, the Norwegian export credit program, EKF, the Danish export credit program, Export Development Canada, and Ashra, the Israeli export credit program.

CLIENT DRIVEN CAPITAL SOLUTIONS

Client needs and projects are diverse; when it comes to financing, one size does not fit all. We work closely with the business to understand its farming or harvesting models and to develop unique capital solutions to meet their exacting requirements. Our extensive relationship network of commercial banks, family offices, hedge funds, insurance companies, private and institutional investors ensures that you get the right financial partner at the lowest possible cost.

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Minister Mai Tien Dung, Office of the Government of Vietnam presenting a friendship gift to Lighthouse Finance
It's all smiles during Seafood Expo Global
Lighthouse Finance at Seafood Expo North America
Lighthouse journeys to India to visit Westcoast Aquaculture
Lighthouse Finance helps spread aquaculture to the next generation with the Billion Oyster Project
A mountainous overview of the AqauMoaf facilities in Tel Aviv

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Our Story

Lighthouse was founded in 2013 through a management-led buyout of CMA Asset Management AS, a structured asset finance manager serving the Pan-Nordic region since 1973. Lighthouse quickly became a player in the European seafood finance community and expanded to operations in Norway (Oslo, Trondheim), Denmark (Copenhagen), and Sweden (Stockholm).

In 2017, Lighthouse further extended its global presence by entering into a strategic partnership with Simpler Funding, a U.S.-based advisory firm specializing in comprehensive debt solutions for the middle market. The partnership paired a highly experienced asset finance company with a capital raising team that has deep relationships across a diverse set of institutional investors, family offices, and commercial banks.

In 2018, following stellar results of the initial tie-up, Lighthouse and Simpler Funding officially consolidated into Lighthouse Finance, adding a North American presence in New York City and Chicago.

Global Leadership
(listed alphabetically)

COURTNEY BOSH
DIRECTOR
INVESTMENT & COMMUNICATIONS
Courtney is responsible for Lighthouse’s global communication strategy. A veteran financial editor she navigates media and public relations for Lighthouse to develop its brand in the global seafood community. Courtney is also responsible for establishing new investor relationships for the firm.
ROY Høiås
Chief executive officer
Founder of Lighthouse Finance. Roy focuses on relationship development and deal origination among global seafood companies, relying on decades of experience to craft financing solutions that meet a client’s exacting needs.
EDWARD LIU, ESQ
DIRECTOR
GLOBAL RISK & STRATEGY
Ed is responsible for advising clients through complex structuring and due diligence processes, helping to tackle any regulatory, legal, and compliance hurdles throughout a transaction. He also oversees Lighthouse’s strategic initiatives.
KETUR PATEL
DIRECTOR
TECHNOLOGY
Ketur is responsible for Lighthouse’s technology strategy, coordinating and managing all aspects of the company’s internal tools, website, data, infrastructure, and security.
AAGE RASMUSSEN
managing director
denmark
Aage uses his local knowledge and expertise of the Danish markets to develop relationships across cutting edge Danish seafood companies, designing financing solutions that accelerate growth.
CHING RYAN
DIRECTOR
ORIGINATION & INVESTMENT
Ching develops new client relationships across established and early-stage seafood companies for Lighthouse. She utilizes years of institutional sales experience to cultivate and maintain our network of investors, commercial banks, hedge funds, private capital groups, and family offices.
HOWARD TANG, CFA
MANAGING DIRECTOR
GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS
Howard is responsible for raising capital and investment origination for Lighthouse’s clients. With his team, he originates, structures, and manages the financing process utilizing a diverse array of institutional and private capital to deliver best-in-class solutions to clients.
HEGE BJERKE TOLLEFSEN
OFFICE MANAGER
Hege manages Lighthouse’s existing client contracts and coordinates payment across a complex and diverse web of manufacturers, vendors, lenders, and investors.  Her responsibility is to make funding and payment structure seamless for the client.

News

Staff
NEW YORK, December 10, 2018

Lighthouse Finance has been selected to moderate a panel discussion titled "Seafood Financing: Challenges and Opportunities for the Year Ahead" at the annual Seafood Expo North America conference in Boston on March 17, 2019.

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Jason Smith
BOSTON, ​April 6, 2018

A partnership between a Wall Street firm and a Norwegian lender that seeks to connect investors to the emerging aquaculture sector is seeing increased interest in recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) projects.

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Jason Smith
NEW YORK, ​September 21, 2017

A new joint venture between a Wall Street firm and a Norwegian lender plans to make millions available for medium- and large-scale fishing and fish farming projects.

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Staff
NEW YORK, ​August 9, 2017

Simpler Funding has entered into a strategic partnership with Lighthouse Finance AS, a Pan-Nordic operational equipment leasing and asset management firm.

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Contact

Lighthouse Finance provides comprehensive and expert advice for seafood businesses seeking financing. Our in-depth research and proven strategies connect new and established companies with the best solutions for their goals.


See how we can help today.

Offices

Lighthouse finance NY LLC
535 fifth ave 4/f
New york, NY 10017
+1 646 360 3102
Lighthouse finance AS
Tollbugata 8B
0151 Oslo, NOrway
+47 476 77 400
Lighthouse finance aps
Blegdamsvej 6
CopenhageN, DENMARK
+45 30 98 47 12
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