|Viet Uc Seafood produces many kinds of shrimp. The corporation has received South Korean investment. - Photo theleader.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – A South Korean investor has poured capital of US$33 million into Viet Uc Seafood Corporation (Viet Uc Seafood), a leading company supplying shrimp products in Việt Nam.
South Korea’s STIC Investment Inc has invested $16.5 million in Viet Uc Seafood through the Pan Asia Technology Fund by buying its shares. The remaining funds will be invested through another fund in the future, reported online newspaper theleader.vn.
Earlier, the Viet Uc Seafood received investment from Lotus Asia Investments, managed by Lombard, a North American-based fund management company. Now, Lotus Asia Investments holds 11.5 per cent of Viet Uc Seafood’s total shares.
Viet Uc Seafood is a wholly foreign invested firm with charter capital of VNĐ102.4 billion. The largest shareholder is Viet Uc Singapore Company holding 56 per cent of total shares while Viet Uc Hongkong Company holds 11.5 per cent. Lương Thanh Văn, Viet Uc Seafood President and Chief Executive Officer, holds 19.2 per cent.
Viet Uc Seafood has not announced a new structure of its shareholders after receiving investment from the Korean fund.
Bình Thuận Province-based Viet Uc Seafood has six facilities producing shrimp products in Bạc Liêu, Cà Mau, Bến Tre, Ninh Thuận, Bình Định and Nghệ An provinces. In addition, the corporation is building more facilities producing shrimp products in Quảng Ninh and Sóc Trăng provinces.
Viet Uc Seafood has total output of 50 billion units of shrimp products per year. Now, the company accounts for 24 per cent of the domestic market of shrimp products after three years of operation. - VNS