Spirits company 42 Below has found a distributor for its operations in Australia. The company announced on Friday (10 September) that its vodka and gin will be distributed and sold by Carlton and United Beverages (CUB).

CUB is part of the Foster's Group of companies. Earlier this year CUB's sister company, Foster's Brewing International, took responsibility for duty free sales and distribution of 42 Below brands in Australia and the Pacific.

Late last week 42 Below also confirmed that it has acquired the US direct sales company Collinsville Securities Limited for US$1.296m, payable in two equal instalments - the first on 15 October this year and the last on 15 April 2005.