Pernod Ricard Group sells its shares in Ambrosio Velasco for a cash consideration of € 33.1 million07/01/2010
Pernod Ricard Group announces that it has signed an agreement to sell its shares in Ambrosio Velasco SA to Diego Zamora for a cash consideration of € 33.1 million (excluding debt).
Ambrosio Velasco SA is a Spanish company that owns among others the brand Pacharán Zoco, Palacio de la Vega wine from Navarra, and related assets.
The closing of the transaction is subject to clearance by the Spanish competition authorities.
Pernod Ricard was advised in this transaction by Santander and Cuatrecasas.
About Diego Zamora
Diego Zamora is a family owned Spanish company, best known as the Producer of Licor 43, the most popular Spanish liqueur worldwide, with a long history of more than 40 years in the European and American markets (60 countries worldwide), and other premium brands such as Villa Massa (best selling premium Italian Limoncello), Matusalem Rum and Ramon Bilbao Wines from Rioja. They are also a leading importer and distributor in the Spanish market with a solid record of achievement within the wine and spirits industry.
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of € 8,558 million in 2014/15. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier- Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 80 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.
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