Solskjær has invested £2m in futuristic ‘egg’ shaped salmon farm company

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Akvakulturparter, 20 per cent owned by Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, have secured a 12.15 per cent stake in Hauge Aqua, developer of the futuristic “Egg” salmon farm project.

Also on the team is Solskjær’s friend and agent Jim Solbakken. Solbakken also has a 20 per cent ownership interest, through the company Sir Solutions.

“What triggered us was the high-tech egg-shaped farm. We are taking a long term view on protein,” said Bjørn-Vegard Løvik, founder and major shareholder of the listed salmon company Atlantic Sapphire, to Norwegian business magazine, Kapital.

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Illustration: Hauge Aqua / Creative Page

Løvik is also CEO, chairman of the board and co-owner of the newly started investment company Akvakulturpartner.

Løvik and his long-standing business partner Johan E. Andreassen’s holding company Alsco have subscribed for 20 per cent of the shares in Akvakulturparter. In addition, Løvik has 20 per cent ownership via the company Hjelvikfisk. It also has another board member in Atlantic Sapphire, André Skarbø.

“It is fantastically fun and rewarding to be allowed to participate in producing  salmon in this way. At the same time, we believe that this will be a really good investment in the long term,” said Løvik about the investment in Hauge Aqua.