Moet Hennessy bounced back and beyond last year.
Finland’s Altia and Norway-based Arcus are lining up a merger, with the former set to have the slight upper-hand in the new Nordic wine & spirits group.
Diageo has lined up the addition of Aviation American Gin to its high-end gin stable, spending up to US$610m on the brand’s privately-held owner, Davos Brands.
Pernod Ricard has upped its majority holding in Monkey 47, taking full ownership of the German high-end gin brand.
Pernod Ricard has made another investment in the gin category, this time acquiring a minority holding in the owner of Japanese high-end brand Ki No Bi.
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