BlackRock buys $53.6Mn worth of Marine Harvest shares

Aslak Berge

U.S. investment firm, BlackRock has bought USD 53.6 million worth of shares in Marine Harvest, a late note to investors on Monday said.

BlackRock bought 2,731,047 shares and secures voting rights in the world’s largest salmon farmer. Back in January, the U.S. institutional investor sold itself down in Marine Harvest and lost voting rights in the company.

After the recent transaction, carried out at the weekend, BlackRock still retains 24,788,866 shares good for 5.06 percent of Marine Harvest. Only the former welder-turned-shipping-magnate John Fredriksen; Norwegian pension fund Folketrygdfondet and a client account registered with Clearstream Banking own more shares in Marine Harvest than BlackRock.

BlackRock has 5,700 billion dollars under management and among the world’s largest investment managers.


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