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OUR HISTORY

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1946

Establishment of Labeyrie

1963

Smoked salmon production begins

1986

Européenne de gastronomie purchases Labeyrie

1999

IPO

2000

Acquisition of Foies Gras Pierre Gueraçague and Prince Egor

2002

Industri Kapital acquires Labeyrie and its subsidiaries

2003

Labeyrie acquires Blini

2004

Farne of Scotland purchased by Labeyrie

2005

Birth of Alfesca

2007

Acquisition of Adrimex and Le Traiteur Grec

2009

Delisting of Alfesca

2011

Alfesca purchases Bakkavör France

2012

Alfesca becomes Labeyrie Fine Foods

2013

Purchase of Ledun Pêcheur d’Islande

2014

New joint venture

2015

Acquisition for 25% of
Les Pêcheries Marinard

2016

Purchase of Père Olive & King Cuisine

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1946

1946

Establishment of Labeyrie

The only child of a modest family, Robert Labeyrie learned his trade from his grandparents, liver merchants. He then created his own company centred around raw duck foie gras, setting up a shop in the Bordeaux covered market to sell his products (foie gras, Adour River salmon, game).

1963

1963

Smoked salmon production begins

Robert Labeyrie creates his first smoked salmon production site in St. Geours de Maremne in the Landes region of France between Dax and Biarritz. He sends his workshop manager to Norway to learn traditional methods of smoking salmon.

1986

1986

Européenne de gastronomie purchases Labeyrie

Européenne de gastronomie (Suez Industries Group) purchases Labeyrie, establishing its positioning as a gourmet food brand (focusing on foie gras and smoked salmon).

1999

1999

IPO

Listing on the Second Market of the Paris Stock Exchange.

2000

2000

Acquisition of Foies Gras Pierre Gueraçague and Prince Egor

The company begins its diversification into other gourmet food setors with the acquisition of Foies Gras Pierre Gueraçague and the company Prince Egor (blinis and spreads).

2002

2002

Industri Kapital acquires Labeyrie and its subsidiaries

Labeyrie is acquired by the European private equity fund Industri Kapital and subsequently delisted from the Paris Stock Exchange. Its strategy and management team remain unchanged.

2003

2003

Labeyrie acquires Blini

To strengthen its presence on the pleasure and festive food market, particularly in the high-end hors d’œuvre sector, Labeyrie acquires Blini, French leader on the blini and tarama markets.

2004

2004

Farne of Scotland purchased by Labeyrie

The Group takes on a European dimension with the acquisition of Farne of Scotland, the United Kingdom’s Number Two producer of smoked fish.

2004b

Labeyrie and its subsidiaries acquired by Icelandic Group SIF

Labeyrie Group is acquired by the Icelandic Group SIF (companies: Delpierre, Lyons Seafood), listed on the Reykjavik Stock Exchange.

2005

2005

Birth of Alfesca

Labeyrie Group merger with the Icelandic Group, taking the name of Alfesca and positioning itself as the leading agro-food Group for gourmet food. This new Group focuses on 4 areas of artisanal expertise: smoked salmon, foie gras and local specialities, shellfish and cosmopolitan hors d’oeuvres (blinis & tarama).

2007

2007

Acquisition of Adrimex and Le Traiteur Grec

In enduring pursuit of highly robust external growth, Alfesca enriches its premium shellfish offering in France by acquiring Adrimex (French leader in premium prawns). At the same time, it purchases Le Traiteur Grec to invigorate its range of hors d’oeuvres.

2009

2009

Delisting of Alfesca

Alfesca withdraws from the stock exchange and modifies its shareholding structure. French cooperative Lur Berri acquires a stake in the share capital.

2011

2011

Alfesca purchases Bakkavör France

Bakkavör Traiteur, a company specialising in retail-brand cosmopolitan hors d’oeuvres, joins Alfesca's business portfolio. The company is absorbed by Le Traiteur Grec in 2012.

2012

2012

Alfesca becomes Labeyrie Fine Foods

Cooperative group Lur Berri and LBO France acquire stakes in Labeyrie Fine Foods, marking the Group's return to a 100% French shareholding structure. Alfesca becomes Labeyrie Fine Foods.

2013

2013

Purchase of Ledun Pêcheur d’Islande

2014

2014

New joint venture

New three-way joint venture by the management teams of Labeyrie Fine Foods, PAI Partners and Lur Berri.

2015

2016

Acquisition for 25% of Les Pêcheries Marinard

2016

Acquisition for 75% of Salés Sucrés

2016

2016

Purchase of Père Olive & King Cuisine

2016

Labeyrie purchases 50% of Groupe Aqualande’s shares