FRANCE: Pernod Ricard set to snap up Le Maine au Bois
Pernod Ricard has upped its Cognac production footprint with the purchase of Le Maine au Bois
The firm, which confirmed last week that it had opened discussions with Le Maine, said earlier today (12 February) that its Martell & Co Cognac division has agreed the deal. Financial details were not disclosed, and no-one was immediately available at Pernod to provide further information.
Le Maine is located in Saint Eugene, in the 'Petite Champagne' area of the AOC Cognac region. The family-owned company “is involved in distillation, storage and trade of eaux-de-vie” in the Cognac region, according to Pernod.
“The company has high-quality eaux-de-vie of all ages and state-of-the-art industrial facilities, notably the distillery Le Maine au Bois,” Pernod added.
The transaction, which should close by the end of June, marks the latest consolidation move by the multi-national spirits companies in France. Late last year, Remy Cointreau signed an agreement to acquire family-owned Larsen Cognac, also for an undisclosed sum.
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