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28 Sep 2018

YM&U joins forces with Trilantic Europe following rebrand

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

24 Jul 2018

Gamenet Group signed the agreement for the acquisition of 100% of GoldBet

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

15 Dec 2017

Trilantic Europe invests in the Oberberg Group

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

6 Dec 2017

Gamenet Group completed the listing on Borsa Italiana

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

4 Dec 2017

Elisabetta Franchi purchases 25% of Betty Blue S.p.A. from Trilantic Europe

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

2 Nov 2017

Talgo shortlisted for HS2 rolling stock procurement

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

1 Jun 2017

Trilantic Europe invests in leading bioethanol business in Spain and France

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

7 Apr 2017

Trilantic Europe becomes a shareholder in Pacha Group

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

28 Nov 2016

Talgo wins the most important high-speed tender in Europe with its new Avril, the most advanced high-speed train

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

24 Feb 2016

Trilantic Europe Invests In Maugeri, Leading Italian Non-Acute Private Hospital Operator

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

13 Oct 2015

Trilantic Europe completes acquisition of 90% stake in leading Italian pharmaceuticals producer Doppel Farmaceutici

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

1 Jul 2015

Trilantic Europe raises €900 million

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

1 Jul 2015

IPO of Trilantic Europe IV’s portfolio companies, Talgo and Euskaltel

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

26 Mar 2015

Prettl and Trilantic Europe announce a partnership agreement

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

14 Jan 2015

Trilantic Capital Partners has realised its investment in Clarion Events

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

17 Oct 2013

Trilantic acquires stake in Elisabetta Franchi

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

16 Sep 2013

Gamenet successfully issues €200mn in its debut bond offering

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

26 Jun 2013

Spain's Talgo Awarded €482 million Contract In Kazakhstan

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

20 Nov 2012

Trilantic Europe exits Istanbul Doors Group, owner of the leading restaurants in Istanbul and Tom Aiken’s restaurants in London

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

14 May 2012

Marex Spectron to acquire Schneider Trading Associates Pro-Trader Division

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

12 Dec 2011

Talgo manufacturing facility opens in Kazakhstan

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

26 Oct 2011

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The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

12 Apr 2011

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The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

24 Mar 2011

The Istanbul Doors Restaurant Group Acquires the Restaurant Business of Michelin-Starred Chef Tom Aikens

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

22 Mar 2011

Marex Group Reaches Agreement to Acquire Spectron Group

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

14 Feb 2011

Appointment of John Danilovich to Trilantic European Advisory Council

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

17 Jan 2011

Refresco Group Announces its Intention to Acquire Spumador

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

14 Jan 2011

Trilantic Capital Partners commits up to €50 million in LeYa

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

7 Jan 2011

Trilantic Capital Partners to Invest €53 million in Gamenet

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

11 Nov 2010

Talgo is awarded the contract to renew and expand the intercity passenger train coaches of the national railway company of Kazakhstan

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

28 Jul 2010

Thai Union Frozen Products Board of Directors Approves Acquisition of MW Brands from Trilantic Capital Partners

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

10 Feb 2010

Trilantic Capital Partners has Successfully Realized its Ownership Stake in Industria de Turbo Propulsores S.A.

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

24 Sep 2009

Talgo: Spanish Minister of Transportation to Support Talgo in its Internationalization

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

17 Jul 2009

Talgo: Governor Doyle Announces Agreement with Talgo to Bring New Trains, Assembly and Maintenance Facilities to Wisconsin

The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

16 Jul 2009

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The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

9 Apr 2009

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The Board of Directors of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (“TUF”), Thailand's major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is pleased to announce it has approved the resolution to acquire 100% of MW Brands (“MWB”) from Trilantic Capital Partners.

MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its iconic brands - John West, Petit Navire, Hyacinthe Parmentier and Mareblu - and holds leading market positions in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands and Italy. MWB is currently owned by Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”), a leading international private equity group with $3.8 billion of assets under management. Trilantic acquired MWB through a carve out of various entities from the US food producer HJ Heinz in 2006. For the latest fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, MWB generated sales of €448 million. The value of its total assets was €559 million.

TUF will acquire 100% of MWB for an enterprise value of €680 million (approx. THB28.5 billion) all cash, fully debt financed. The transaction is subject to shareholders’ approval and anti-trust review from the relevant authorities.

After the successful completion of the transaction, TUF’s tuna processing capacity will amount to half a million tonnes of whole round fish making the combined group one of the largest canned tuna producers in the world. Based on sales, TUF will be among the largest seafood companies in the world. In addition, TUF will become one of the few truly global and vertically integrated seafood players with sales, production, and leading brands across Asia, the US, and Europe. The acquisition will increase Europe’s contribution to TUF’s total sales from 11% percent to more than one third.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, president of TUF, said, 'MW Brands represents a transformational opportunity for TUF to consolidate its strength in the global ambient seafood market. In addition, we believe the combination of these two highly complementary businesses will unlock synergies and create a leading global seafood company with broader sources of supply and end-markets. The investment will add four processing plants in France, Portugal, Seychelles and Ghana to our existing five processing facilities in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA. Our fishing fleet will also double in size from 4 to 9 vessels significantly improving our vertical integration and strategic access to tuna raw material. In addition to diversification of our end-market and production bases, MWB’s strong European footprint will also provide us with further business opportunities in the future through a strong customer base, distribution, and brand leadership. We look forward to welcoming the employees of MW Brands into the Thai Union Group.”

Mr. Joe Cohen, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners: “We are proud to have been involved with MW Brands from its inception as a carve out of various businesses from Heinz to becoming the leading European canned seafood company. We believe that TUF represents an excellent buyer of the business and the combined company will be able to generate important synergies through procurement, new product development and global sales. The combination also constitutes a key step in the development of sustainable and economic fishery production”.

Thai Union Frozen Products achieved sales of THB68.9 billion (approx. USD2 billion) with net profit of THB3.3 billion and EBITDA of nearly THB6.0 billion in 2009. Tuna products accounted for the largest share at 44%, followed by frozen shrimp at 20%, canned cat food at 9%, canned seafood at 9%, shrimp feed at 6%, canned sardine / mackerel at 4%, cephalopod at 3% and others at 5%. In its latest Q1/2010 operational results, TUF generated THB16.3 billion (USD498 million) in sales with net profit of THB831.2 million, up 27.3% YoY and 15.8% QoQ. The quarterly EPS was THB0.94.

TUF shares closed yesterday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand at THB47.75, up 2.69% from THB46.50 closing price on July 23, 2010, in trade worth THB264.4 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities acted as financial advisors to TUF. UBS acted as financial adviser for Trilantic Capital Partners.

Contacts

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Paco Lee
Financial Controller / Investor Relations Officer
Email: paco_lee@thaiunion.co.th

Cubitt Consulting (on behalf of Trilantic Capital Partners)
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / Caroline Merrell

Notes to Editors

Background on Thai Union Frozen Products PCL
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. is Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Background on Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a global private equity firm based in Europe and the US managing $3.8bn of committed capital with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services.

Contact

Trilantic Europe

London

35 Portman Square, London W1H 6LR, United Kingdom

Guernsey

Le Marchant Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 4HY

Luxembourg

26 Bd Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg