Owners Bill Borges, Brett Borges and Cliff Hall will remain with Fortune
Fortune International, LLC has announced the acquisition of New Orleans Fish House, LLC (NOFH). LLC is a leading supplier of quality wholesale seafood and specialty products to top chefs and restaurants in New Orleans and throughout the Gulf South. NOFH owners Bill Borges, Brett Borges, and Cliff Hall will remain with Fortune.
Thereby, Fortune will continue to expand as the country’s largest distributor and supplier of quality seafood, meats, and gourmet products. The acquisition will allow increasing sales in the region organically through improved cross-selling of respective products. Also, develop logistics efficiencies and route synergies resulting in improved service for Fortune’s customers in New Orleans and NOFH’s customers in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.
Regarding this agreement, Sean O’Scannlain, President and CEO of Fortune International said: “We are thrilled to welcome such an esteemed local company as New Orleans Fish House to our growing Fortune family. Together we can use that strong foundation to further expand our operations in the Gulf as well as deepen and expand our existing customer relationships.”
In addition, Bill Borges, President of New Orleans Fish House, stated: “We are excited to partner with Fortune, a company with a shared commitment to the highest quality in products and services. We’d like to thank our customers and employees for helping us achieve today’s historic milestone and look forward to reaching new heights in the years ahead.”
Today’s transaction marks Fortune’s third in 2022 following its acquisition of Union, New Jersey-based D’Artagnan, Inc. in March and D’Iberville, Miss.-based North Bay Seafood, Inc. in May. Since the launch of Fortune’s acquisition strategy in 2012, the Company has completed 15 acquisitions.
About New Orleans Fish House, LLC
Founded in 1990, New Orleans Fish House, LLC is recognized as providing the highest standards in Gulf seafood, as well as a wide range of other specialty and protein-based products, including beef and lamb. The family-owned and operated business has expanded from a small seafood house in New Orleans into a top supplier of fresh seafood to restaurants, retailers and wholesalers from eastern Texas to the Panhandle of Florida.
Today, NOFH is one of the largest purchasers of yellowfin and bluefin tuna from the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the largest purchaser of red fish in the United States. Many of the top chefs and restauranteurs in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast have relied on NOFH for their daily deliveries.
About Fortune International, LLC
Fortune International, LLC is the parent operating company of Fortune Fish & Gourmet, a full-service processor, and distributor providing white-tablecloth restaurants, private clubs, elegant hotels, and gourmet retail stores with the finest quality fresh, live, and frozen seafood and gourmet foods. The company handles more than 10,000 seafood and gourmet products daily, selected to exceed the high standards embraced by its quality-focused customer base.
Fortune currently services more than 10,000 customers throughout the Central, Southeastern, and Northeastern United States with a fleet of refrigerated vehicles, and nationally through FedEx and common carriers.