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AquaBounty Technologies decides to sell its Indiana farm as a financing alternative

AquaBounty Technologies decides to sell its Indiana farm as a financing alternative

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Aquaculture Magazine reports:

AquaBounty Technologies, the American land-based aquaculture company utilizing technology to enhance productivity and sustainability, announced recently an update on the company’s fundraising efforts. As previously announced in November 2023, AquaBounty has been exploring a wide range of financing alternatives to strengthen its balance sheet and increase its cash position. Now, the company is announcing that, as a first step in this process, it has made the decision to sell its Indiana farm operation.

AquaBounty is also announcing that it has engaged Berenson & Company as its investment bank to advise on the sale process for the Indiana farm and on additional financing alternatives for the company.

“We have been focused on securing funding for our near and long-term needs, so we can continue to pursue our growth strategy. Making the decision to sell our Indiana farm was a difficult one for us. We have built a strong operation there with a passionate and experienced team, and I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our team members in Indiana for the job they have done over the last eight years to transform the facility and create a well-run operation. Our focus will be on harvesting the remaining GE Atlantic salmon for sale over the coming months to ready the farm for a new owner,” said Sylvia Wulf, Chief Executive Officer of AquaBounty.

We are proceeding to pursue additional funding across multiple financing alternatives with the goal of securing our cash requirements in the coming months. “As always, I look forward to providing my fellow stockholders with an update in the near future,” she concluded.

Construction roughly 30% completed

The Indiana land-based, recirculating aquaculture facility has been growing AquaBounty’s GE Atlantic salmon since 2019 and has succeeded in its objective to demonstrate the company’s ability to grow and sell its salmon in the market.

With construction on its Ohio farm site roughly 30% completed, the company plans to prioritize the financing alternatives necessary to resume and complete its construction, while the proceeds from the sale of its Indiana farm are expected to provide needed liquidity to AquaBounty’s balance sheet.

Company from broodstock to grow out

AquaBounty Technologies believes they are a leader in land-based sustainable aquaculture from start to finish. As a vertically integrated company from broodstock to grow out, they are leveraging decades of expertise in fish breeding, genetics, and health and nutrition to deliver disruptive solutions that address food insecurity and climate change issues.

They assure they are committed to feeding the world efficiently, sustainably and profitably. AquaBounty provides fresh Atlantic salmon to nearby markets by raising its fish in carefully monitored land-based fish farms through a safe, secure and sustainable process.

The company’s land-based Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) farms, including a grow-out farm located in Indiana, United States and a broodstock and egg production farm located on Prince Edward Island, Canada, are close to key consumption markets and are designed to prevent disease and to include multiple levels of fish containment to protect wild fish populations.

AquaBounty is raising nutritious salmon that is free of antibiotics and contaminants and provides a solution resulting in a reduced carbon footprint and no risk of pollution to marine ecosystems as compared to traditional sea-cage farming.

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