Consumer & Retail, Global | Mergers & Acquisitions

V&S Group Divests Florida Distillers

  • V&S Group is a leading global wine & spirits company based in Sweden which markets the ABSOLUT® brand of vodka and other beverage alcohol products
  • V&S acquired Cruzan International, Inc., the marketer of Cruzan® brand rum, in March 2006
  • Cruzan retained TM Capital to pursue a divestiture of its Florida Distillers division, enabling V&S to focus on its core branded spirits businesses
  • Florida Distillers is a leading manufacturer and marketer of bulk and branded beverage alcohol products, specialty foods and flavorings and also provides contract bottling services
  • TM Capital assisted V&S in structuring and negotiating the sale of Florida Distillers to Belvedere Group, a French spirits company

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