dimanche 23 décembre 2012
Champagne - Vranken Pommery rachète 37M€ d'actifs viticoles
Champagne group Vranken-Pommery Monopole has spent more than €37m increasing its vineyard holdings with the purchase of five companies in the region, including Bissinger & Co.
Vranken-Pommery said Bissinger was the primary focus of the acquisitions, which also include traditional broker GV Courtage, SC du Pequigny – the owner of 2.6ha of vineyards in the southern Aube area – and CDA Gmbh, the agency which handles Vranken-Pommery and Bissinger products in eastern Europe.
‘These acquisitions will enable the company to streamline its organisation and flows, improve the security of its grape supplies … integrate the additional margin linked to a flow of 2m bottles a year, have in its possession a single, uninterrupted domaine of over 20ha in Champagne,’ said the company, which owns the Pommery, Vranken and Heidsieck Monopole brands.
It financed the purchases with a capital increase of €42.5m, using the remainder of the funds to strengthen its financial structure.