FRANCE/US: Bacardi snaps up St-Germain liqueur

By | 8 January 2013

St-Germain enters Bacardis portfolio for an unspecified sum

St-Germain enters Bacardi's portfolio for an unspecified sum

Bacardi has confirmed the acquisition of French liqueur brand St-Germain.

The company, which announced the move earlier today (8 January), will pay an undisclosed sum to The Cooper Spirits Company, which is headed up by the elderflower liqueur's creator, Robert Cooper. St-Germain has found popularity in premium bars in the US as an ingredient in cocktails.

“With Bacardi's help, St-Germain can now become a truly international brand," said Cooper. "That's something that would have been difficult for me to achieve as a small, creative brand-building company.”

Cooper will stay on board as “guardian” of the brand, Bacardi said. 

Click play, below, to view a company-sourced interview with St-Germain's Rob Cooper.

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Sectors: Mergers & acquisitions, Spirits

Companies: Bacardi

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It would be nice to have heard -

" I sold it cos they offered me a whole load of money." Smile Smile Smile

 

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