Fortune International acquires seafood supplier New Orleans Fish House


Fortune International, an American processor, distributor and importer of seafood, meats, and gourmet products, has acquired New Orleans Fish House (NOFH) for an undisclosed price.

New Orleans Fish House is a supplier of wholesale seafood and specialty products to chefs and restaurants across New Orleans as well as in the Gulf South.

As part of the deal, New Orleans Fish House’s owners — Bill Borges, Cliff Hall, and Brett Borges will remain with Fortune International, which is the parent operating company of Fortune Fish & Gourmet.

Bill Borges — New Orleans Fish House President said: “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.”

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Established in 1990, New Orleans Fish House not only provides seafood but also beef, lamb, and a variety of other specialty and protein-based products.

Currently, it is said to be among the largest buyers of Blue Fin Tuna and Yellowfin from the Gulf of Mexico. It is also counted as one of the largest purchasers of Red Fish in the US.

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According to Fortune International, the combination of its operations with that of New Orleans Fish House is expected to organically boost sales in the region via enhanced cross-selling of respective products. Besides, the acquisition will grow logistics efficiencies and route synergies, which will lead to better service for Fortune International’s customers in New Orleans and the customers of New Orleans Fish House in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

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Sean O’Scannlain — Fortune International President and CEO said: “We are thrilled to welcome such an esteemed local company as New Orleans Fish House to our growing Fortune family.

“NOFH has earned a reputation for top-quality products and service to the country’s most demanding chefs, restauranteurs and retailers, and 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.”

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