Seven District has, together with Jörgen Bergqvist and Vilhelm Sundström, launched Ocean Collective AB (“Ocean Collective”), an industrial investment group with the purpose of advancing initiatives that promote the preservation of the world’s oceans.
Mission to contribute to more sustainable oceans
Ocean Collective is an integrating industrial investment group with the mission to contribute to creating more sustainable oceans based on the ambition to accelerate the development of a leading sustainable offering in seafood.
Ocean Collective aims to build an integrating industrial group of companies accelerating the next generation of sustainable seafood including sustainably fished wild catch, responsibly farmed seafood and plant-based alternatives. Ocean Collective strives to collaborate with mission-driven entrepreneurs with a passion for the oceans and seafood, global strategic partners for scalability and international reach, as well as research and academia to continuously develop awareness and knowledge among consumers. Ocean Collective’s value proposition is based on the believe in the power of disruption combined with the infrastructure and know-how of traditional industry.
Ocean Collective’s first acquisition was made in January 2023 when it acquired 80% of the family owned company Korshags, Sweden’s leading brand for primarily processed (primarily smoked) premium salmon.
Ocean Collective is a great example of how Seven District can take an active approach and create an opportunity where we see a gap in the market and join forces with the right co-founders. We believe there is significant space for a new player to drive an ocean-based agenda by accelerating sustainable business verticals in seafood. With Jörgen’s previous experience from the international food and consumer products industries and an excellent platform acquisition in Korshags, Ocean Collective has strong potential to become a leading business force but also contribute to more sustainable oceans.
Seven District’s involvement
Seven District was part of founding the Ocean Collective platform together with Jörgen Bergqvist, and Vilhelm Sundström, a seasoned private investor, and financed its first acquisition, Korshags. Seven District currently owns 48% of Ocean Collective with Anders Jacobson representing Seven District on the board of directors and working closely together with Jörgen and Vilhelm to build out Ocean Collective’s presence and operations.