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Bregal Investments is an international private equity firm providing a platform for five direct investment teams and a fund-of-funds team across the US and Europe.

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Funds

All our investment teams have distinct investment strategies and focus on investing in mid-market companies in a variety of sectors in the US and Europe.

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Flexible capital and strategic assistance for market-leading companies in high-growth sectors.

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Equity capital for mid-sized companies in the DACH region and Northern Italy.

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Providing growth capital and strategic assistance to ambitious, market leading technology companies in Europe.

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Building world-class businesses in the middle market in North America.

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Energy, power and renewables focused middle market fund.

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Private equity funds, co-investments and secondaries.

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People

Our experienced global investment team seeks to create long-standing relationships and drive lasting impact within our portfolio companies.

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Responsibility

We champion a responsible investment approach focused on creating long-term, sustainable value and are conscious of the responsibilities we have towards all our stakeholders. 

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Case studies

Examples of how we are collaborating with our portfolio companies to improve their ESG performance.

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Employee giving

Our Philanthropy Programme is designed to encourage our employees to become more active in charitable organisations.

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Bregal Helps Initiative

In early 2020, together with the COFRA Foundation, senior Bregal employees also established a €3 million Bregal Helps Initiative to help our portfolio companies support their local communities affected by Covid-19.  

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Locations

We have offices in seven locations in the US, UK, Germany, Jersey, Luxembourg and Italy.

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Case Study - American Seafoods

Founded in 1987, American Seafoods is the largest harvester of fish for human consumption in the US and one of the largest catcherprocessors of sustainably harvested fish in the world.

Bregal Responsible Investment Report - 2019/2020

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American Seafoods serves 1 billion people around the globe with consistently high-quality seafood products. Catches are harvested and processed on board and include Alaska pollock, Pacific whiting, yellowfin sole and Pacific cod in the waters off Alaska, and Pacific hake off the coasts of Oregon and Washington.

Sector: Fishery
Head office: Seattle, WA, USA

Our promise to the world is to feed people better food sourced from a better place. We are committed to helping our crews at sea, communities where we fish, and hungry people around the world.

Material issues:

Sustainability of the fisheries 

Labour standards and occupational safety

Energy usage and carbon/water footprint

Employer of choice

Leader in sustainable fisheries

American Seafoods hold certifications for both the Marine Stewardship Council and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Responsible Fisheries Management Program.

The company’s strong communications infrastructure, which permits members of harvest cooperatives to share catch information in real time via satellite, enables it to minimise any bycatch. American Seafoods’ catches of wild Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea have the highest retention rates for targeted species, at 99.5%, setting it apart from its major peers.

Ensuring occupational safety on board

American Seafoods aims to be best-in-class for health and safety performance in the industry. Therefore, in 2019, the company launched its Corporate Safety Committee to drive best practice and a ‘fit for duty’ health protocol.

The company has also strengthened its partnership with the Dutch Harbor clinic, offering consolidated medical providers and records to allow for better care, as well as pneumonia vaccines. This has led to an annual reduction of illnesses per trip of 41%, and a decline in average injuries per trip of 3%. In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company has undertaken rigorous testing and quarantine procedures to preserve operations and ensure employee safety.

Energy use and carbon footprint

The company has taken significant steps to reduce its carbon footprint. In 2019, it used 19.3 million gallons of fuel, equating to roughly 0.5kg of total carbon emitted for every kilogramme of fish that reaches consumers. This is lower than all other traditional sources of protein including nuts, tofu, poultry, pork and beef.

 

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Building world-class businesses in the middle market in North America.

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