European-based Seafood Connection acquired Anova Seafood, The Netherlands. The transaction includes Anova’s Anova, Sea & We and Del Mare brands, as well as its private label products.

"We see a lot of potential for Anova to strengthen and expand our position in the fresh and chilled seafood segment, and therefore we have redirected our strategic focus toward the fresh and chilled seafood segment," says Constant Mulder, co-owner of Anova.

Seafood Connection, part of the Maruha Nichiro Corp., Japan, supplies a wide range of high-quality frozen seafood products distributed through retail and foodservice, wholesalers and food processing companies.

"We see a lot potential by adding Anova’s product portfolio to our current business, and it will strengthen our position in sourcing, processing and sales of seafood products," says Jan Kaptijn, chief executive officer of Seafood Connection.