A unit of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s (GS) alternative investing division Goldman Sachs Asset Management on Monday said it would acquire FrÃƒÂ¸y ASA in a deal that values the salmon farming transportation company at about $595 million. Falcon Bidco AS, a company owned by infrastructure funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GASM), said it would pay seller NTS AS, a unit of SalMAR ASA , the equivalent of about $6.90 a share in local currency for its 72% stake in FrÃƒÂ¸y, plus it is also making a mandatory offer to acquire the remaining shares of the company. All told, GASM is buying all 86.35 million shares of FrÃƒÂ¸y ASA. FrÃƒÂ¸y launched a strategic review of its business in January and received "strong interest from a broad field of reputable investors," the company said. Tavis Cannell, global co-head of infrastructure at GASM, said FrÃƒÂ¸y is "one of the leading companies providing mission-critical transportation and support infrastructure to the aquaculture industry." Goldman Sachs stock is up by 1.3% on Tuesday.
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