Top 10 spirits industry acquisitions

10th June, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

Amid rumours that the world’s largest drinks group Diageo is being eyed for acquisition, we take a look at which new spirits buyouts have got the industry talking lately.

Don-Julio Tequila Diageo

A number of high-profile spirits industry acquisitions have shook-up the spirits industry in recent years

Diageo has remained tight-lipped over recent rumours it is the object of a Brazilian billionaire’s acquisition affections, but a number of leading firms have loudly celebrated their industry-transforming M&A deals.

Last year saw the creation of the world’s new third largest drinks group following a landmark buyout, while Diageo and Jose Cuervo indulged in a spot of brand swapping.

Bacardi and Brown-Forman took their first tentative steps into the fast-growing American and Irish whiskey industries respectively as William Grant & Sons acquired an iconic Scotch whisky liqueur.

Grabbing headlines and getting industry tongues wagging, there has been a spate of high profile spirits acquisitions over the past couple of years.

Click through the following pages to see our selection of the top 10 new deals.

3 Responses to “Top 10 spirits industry acquisitions”

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  2. Kate says:

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