French web-based wine retailer ChateauOnline has been acquired by Trinidad et Tobago CL Financial which owns the Angostura, Hine and Burn Stewart Distillers brands as well as having shareholdings in Todhunter and Belvédère.

Commenting on the deal, ChateauOnline's president and CEO, Christophe Poupinel, said the strength of CL Financial's brands and its distribution network will allow ChateauOnline to accelerate its growth on the international front.

Last year, ChateauOnline made its first ever profit from a turnover of €10m, 50% of which was generated from sales in France.

The company's aim is to increase international sales to the same level as in France with annual growth of 30%.