07 July, 2000

Lanson partly up for sale

It is good time for trading in Champagne. Recently Pernod-Ricard achieved to get champagnehouses Mumm and Perrier-Jouët as a part of buying Allied Domecq. Since first Taittinger, later Lanson International has been put up for sale.

It is the French bank Caisse d'Epargne, who - under certain circumstances - wants to sell its 44 percent big part of the shares after just one year owning them.

Last year the price was 38 million euros.

With brands Lanson, Besserat de Bellefon, Alfred Rothschild and Massé et Gauthier, Lanson International is the secondbiggest group in Champagne. 18 million bottles are sold in 80 countries each year.

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