Last update: 03/08/2013
The market in which the Group operates in is characterised by a
few large global players managing a number of extremely strong
brands and a large number of niche players operating successfully
in more restricted product and/or or geographical ranges; the trend
towards increasing concentration is a defining feature in the
industry and has been going on for the last 17 years.
1995 The Italian Business of BolsWessanen, including: Cynar, Crodino and Lemonsoda
1999 Cinzano Brand (Vermouth & Sparkling Wines) from Diageo
1999 Ouzo12 from Diageo
2000 Brazilian Acquisition (Dreher, Drury’s, Old Eight, Liebfraumilch) from Diageo
2001 Majority Interest in SKYY Spirits LLC (Completed at 100% in 2006)
2002 Sella&Mosca SpA including Sella&Mosca Wines, Zedda Piras, Catai Wines and Chateau Lamargue
2003 Riccadonna Wines
2003 Barbero1891 SpA Including Brands: Aperol, AperolSoda, Mondoro
2005 Teruzzi&Puthod Winery
2006 Glen Grant, Old Smuggler, from Pernod Ricard
2007 Cabo Wabo Tequila (80% stake, closing of the acquisition beginning of 2008)
2007 X-Rated from Daucourt Martin Imports
2008 Destiladora San Nicola, S.A. de C.V., including brands Espolón and San Nicolas
2008 Argentinian Sabia S.A.
2008 Ukrainian CJSC "Odessa Plant of Sparkling Wines" (99% stake) including brands: Odessa, Golden Duke and L’Odessika.
2009 Wild Turkey and American Honey, from Pernod Ricard
2010 Carolans, Frangelico and Irish Mist from William Grant & Sons.
2011 Russian Vasco CIS (80% stake)
2012 Lascelles deMercado & Co. Limited including brands: Appleton Estate, Appleton Special/White, Wray & Nephew and Coruba, the related upstream supply chain and the local distribution company .