POLAND: Bialystok attracts international attention
The Polish privatisation authorities have received 20 requests for memorandums for the upcoming privatisation of Polmos Bialystok, the local press reported today.
Bialystok is the country's largest distiller and produces brands such as Zubrowka and Absolwent.
However, the favourite at the moment is the Swedish state-run Vin & Sprit.
A spokeswoman for V&S was quoted saying the company was keen to develop the international market. She wouldn't, however, comment on any specifics as to whether V&S was looking at Bialystok.
The Ministry of Treasury would like 20 to 30% of the company's shares to be sold in a public offering, with the controlling stake going to a trade investor in the second half of 2005.
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Conflicting reports circulated this weekend over whether Bacardi International is looking to form a counter-bid for Allied Domecq....
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Allied Domecq has added a new flavour to its Malibu range. The company said yesterday that it would be launching Malibu Passion Fruit in the US from April 15....
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Pernod Ricard and Fortune Brands are hoping to buy Allied Domecq for around 670p per share, according to press reports....
LVMH has said it is not looking to buy Mumm Champagne from Allied Domecq....
The US consumer goods group Fortune Brands has confirmed it is in talks about launching a joint bid with Pernod Ricard for Allied Domecq....
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