BFC invested in Ferguson Australia, a third-generation seafood company that harvests, processes, packages and distributes live, chilled and frozen seafood from its export operations in Adelaide and regional depots (including Kangaroo Island) in South Australia.
The core product of Ferguson Australia is Southern Rock Lobster, representing about 75% of sales. It is the most sought after lobster in Asian markets, and is only found in the pristine waters of South East Australia and New Zealand.
Ferguson Australia also produces sustainably caught Giant Crabs, King Prawns, King George Whiting, Southern Garfish, Pacific Oysters and other seafood delicacies. The business exports frozen, live and chilled seafood to countries and regions across the globe including China, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA and the Middle East.
The brand is highly respected, as Ferguson Australia is widely regarded as one of the most innovative players in the Southern Rock Lobster industry, having developed a number of value-added products.