Norwegian investment company Ferd made a move to control 65 percent of the shares in the seafood private equity investor Broodstock Capital Partners by acquiring shares of two partners who have jumped ship to open their own land-based farming investment fund.

"Having helped found and build Broodstock Capital, this is sad," retired partners Kjetil Haga and Simen Landmark said.

"At the same time, we have now had the opportunity to pursue a track and an ambition we have dreamed of and we want to take it."