|Montréal, QC, Canada, October 1st, 2019 - The Champlain Seafood platform
(the "Company"), parent company of lobster and crab processors Cheticamp Fisheries, Riverside Lobster
International, Boston Lobster, Petit de Grat Packers and Cape Bald Packers, is pleased to announce its recent
acquisition of Captain Dan's Seafood ("Captain Dan's"). The addition of Captain Dan's further strengthens the
Company's worldwide industry leading position in its sector. Claridge Inc. ("Claridge") has partnered with
Champlain Financial Corporation ("Champlain") and made a strategic investment in support of this plan to create a
world-class seafood processing and marketing platform based in Canada.
Captain Dan's is a New Brunswick-based seafood processor that specializes in transforming lobster and snow crab
into premium products for corporate customers in North America, Europe and Asia.
The acquisition of Captain Dan's will allow the Company to optimize its operational capabilities by diversifying
its offering. Moreover, the Company will be able to increase its sales force and develop growing foreign markets
while creating new employment opportunities in the Canadian crab and lobster industry and supporting its long-term
"We're delighted that Captain Dan's has joined the Champlain Seafood platform. As a result, we'll be able to serve
our customers better and strengthen our relationships with our suppliers," says Normand LeBlanc, Owner and
President of Captain Dan's.
"This acquisition is in line with our goal to become the world leader in the $10 billion crab and lobster
industry. We're also pleased to welcome Normand LeBlanc to our executive management team as well as the other
Captain Dan's managers, who together form a team of world-class business operators," says Marc Poulin, Executive
Chairman of the Company.
About Captain Dan's Seafood
Founded in 1994 in Shediac, New Brunswick, Captain Dan's Seafood has grown as a processing business primarily for
Atlantic lobster and snow crab, but also for rock crab and shrimp. The private company operates a modern
processing plant in Cap-Lumière with more than 200 employees and sells its high-quality products to major
distributors, restaurant chains, cruise lines and regional distributors in North America, Europe and Asia. www.captaindans.com
About Champlain Financial Corporation
Champlain Financial Corporation, a Canadian private holding company based in Montreal, Quebec, operates a private
diversified investment portfolio, currently with a series of investments throughout Canada and United States.
Champlain's core focus is to serve as a value-added financial partner in providing equity capital and growth
management expertise for small and middle-market companies. www.champlaincanada.com
About Claridge Inc.
Claridge is a Montreal-based family office that represents the interests of the Stephen Bronfman family, with a
focus on maximizing long-term capital appreciation. Claridge is actively engaged in managing a diversified
portfolio of investments in private companies as well as interests in third-party managed funds in a variety of
industries across the globe. As a strategic financial investor, our direct equity participations span a range of
industry sectors, including holdings in food, technology, entertainment, renewable energy, and real estate.
Claridge focuses its investments in small and medium-sized businesses and contributes its expertise in partnership
with management to accelerate growth.