December 3, 2009
W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced that it assisted Bell Aquaculture, LLC, the nation’s largest yellow perch farm and a state-of-the-art aquaculture facility, in successfully negotiating a Stock Purchase arrangement with Real Capital Solutions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"We were pleased to assist Bell Aquaculture with this transaction. This transaction provides the Company the opportunity to commit its time and resources to realizing value from its established production of yellow perch," said Wayne Nielsen, President of W. G. Nielsen & Co.
"This transaction is a tribute to the strength and scope of our aquaculture operations and the demand for a healthy and sustainable food product," said Brian Baldwin, Founder and Vice Chairman of Bell Aquaculture. "Our solid position will help us focus on attracting more interest in this ultimate healthy protein. We appreciate the strong financial support from Real Capital Solutions, a major investor that understands the capital we need and our approach to advancing our aquaculture operations."
Bell Aquaculture decided to retain W.G. Nielsen & Co. in May of 2009 based on the investment bank’s reputation for finding beneficial and strategic solutions for its clients.
"Bell Aquaculture has made a major impact in sustainable fish farming techniques and Real Capital Solutions is pleased to provide innovative financing tools for Bell to expand and grow its business. We believe that there are very promising prospects for this product in the future and we are particularly excited to invest in Bell, our first transaction in this marketplace," said Sharon Eshima, President of Real Capital Solutions.