Consolidation in Champagne

Champagne has already seen significant merger and acquisition activity in the past year or so, but there could be further deals in the pipeline, writes Nuria Sadurni of Euromonitor International.

Champagne set for more consolidation

22 September 2006

Champagne has already seen significant merger and acquisition activity in the past year or so, but there could be further deals in the pipeline, writes Nuria Sadurni of Euromonitor International.

FRANCE: Champagne chief predicts record year

8 September 2006

Champagne is on course for record sales in 2006 after a buoyant first half of the year. Figures from trade body, the UMC, show sales rose by 8.8% in the first six months of the year to just over 116m bottles.

FRANCE: Family bid reclaims Taittinger

1 June 2006

French bank Crédit Agricole has finally bought Champagne house Taittinger in a deal worth around EUR660m (US$841m).

FRANCE: Vranken in EUR20m vineyard acquisition

26 April 2006

Champagne group Vranken Pommery Monopole has spent around EUR20m (US$24.8m) on 21ha of vineyards in the Montagne de Reims.

FRANCE: Boizel secures Lanson deal

23 December 2005

Boizel Chanoine Champagne has struck a deal to buy rival Champagne producer Lanson International for around EUR120m (US$101m).

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