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Interview: The CEO of Burgundy wine producer Domaine Chanzy CEO on first ever IPO via equity crowdfunding

Philippe der Megreditchian, the chief executive of Burgundy wine maker Domaine Chanzy, explains the rationale behind the upcoming AIM flotation, which is the first via crowdfunding. He says the funds will be used for marketing and to buy more land (which he points out is expensive in Burgundy), adding that he hopes to turn Domaine Chanzy into a ‘global luxury brand’ that can be a ‘very strong and profitable business’. Domaine Chanzy is looking to raise £1.9mln in the crowdfunding phase, giving it a pre-IPO valuation of just under £8mln.

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Brazilian Mineral Water Producer Available for Purchase

The Company is a Brazilian Mineral Water enterprise with an ISO9001 certification. Brazil has only seven businesses in this segment. The Company is a family business; the owners plan to sell the assets due to a lack of heirs to lead the Company in the future.

Key Points:
• The Mineral Water market in Brazil is growing 7.6 % YOY world wide on average. *Source ABINAM.
• Brazil is the fourth largest producer world wide. *Source ABINAM.
• There is a consumption growth rate of 10% in the past few years.*
• “The brazilian mineral water is one the cheapest in the world yet” – there are expectations of price increases in the next few years, due to sales growth.*
• The Company has one of the largest fountains in the country.
• It has the quality certification ISO 9001.
• The Company has two separate production lines: one for food service (large bottles), the other for consumers (smaller bottles).
• The production lines work at around 30% of capacity.
• Production lines are fully prepared for future expansion, due to the strong growth of the consumption in Brazil, mainly because the growth of purchasing power of the lower classes with an interest in consumption.

The Company was established in the late 70s. It has a team of employees and representatives including experienced and highly qualified business staff. The business is very lucrative, with zero debt.

The Company’s shareholders have a market expertise, with excellent personal and professional reputation. And a vast relationship network in the segment.

For further information contact:
Friedland Global Capital
Claudio Hebling
[email protected]
+55 19 993777482

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Jean Baptiste Jessiaume at Domaine Chanzy

Burgundy dons a bowler hat to head for the City

The Sunday Times November 16, 2014
A FAMILY of winemakers from Burgundy will descend on a prestigious club in St James’s, central London, next week. They will be uncorking some of their finest bottles to whet investors’ appetites for what is believed to be the first flotation of a French vineyard on the London stock exchange.

On this, their first visit to the city, Jean-Baptiste Jessiaume, 25, and his uncle Pascal will take their wine to the Travellers Club and the stock exchange for tastings next Tuesday and Wednesday. They are hoping to float their vineyard, Domaine Chanzy, by the end of the year to boost exports.

In Bouzeron, the tiny village where the wine is made, there was excited chatter last week at the prospect of hordes of British shareholders dropping in to inspect the vignoble on their way back from skiing.

“Investors will of course be entitled to special discounts,” explained the junior Jessiaume, Burgundy’s young winemaker of the year in 2012 and general director of Domaine Chanzy.
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Russian winemaker pays EUR8m for Prosecco producer Contarini

Decanter April 22, 2014
Sparkling wine producer Igristy Vina has joined a growing number of Russian drinks firms buying foreign wine labels, after closing a deal for Italy’s Contarini. Igristy Vina has agreed to pay €8m for Prosecco DOCG producer Contarini, and will also pay off the Italian sparkling wine producer’s debts, estimated at €20m. The deal is the latest example of recent investment in wine by Russian drinks firms.

Igristy Vina rival Abrau Durso has said it will spend €10m to up its domestic sparkling wine production capacity over the next few years, while vodka maker Russian Standard has taken a majority stake in Italy’s Gancia and is also partnering Concha y Toro in Russia.

Vasily Dragan, chairman of Igristy Vina, said the Contarini acquisition enables the firm to significantly increase its sparkling wine range and produce its own brands – such as Masters’ Heritage and LEV Golitsyn – at Contarini’s facilities.

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LVMH Burgundy deal prompts concerns among winemakers

Decanter May 1, 2014
LVMH has acquired 8.66 hectares of Clos des Lambrays, located in Morey-Saint-Denis and one of the largest grand cru vineyards in Burgundy. While the deal has not come as a surprise to many, particularly seeing as Clos des Lambrays was known to be on the market, some producers see the move as a dangerous sign of things to come in Burgundy.

‘I think there are several growers who don’t see this as a good thing, because tomorrow there will be no winemaker owner,’ said Stephane Magnien, who’s namesake domaine also lies in Morey-Sain-Denis. ‘The old Burgundy that we know will no longer exist. It will be worked by workers, and respond to the market.’
He said the price of vineyards in Burgundy means inheritance tax is becoming a headache for small-scale producers who, out of principle, don’t want to cover the extra costs by charging ‘astronomical prices’ for their wines. A fee was not disclosed for the LVMH deal, but the French agency that monitors agricultural land prices, Safer, last year priced Burgundy grand cru vineyards at €3.8m per hectare. Some in the trade believe that figure is conservative, and there is speculation that LVMH owner Bernard Arnault agreed to pay several times that amount.
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Anil Ambani, Singapore-based wine investor to buy 30 pct stake in Sula

Economic Times April 29, 2014
MUMBAI: The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group is all set to pick up a significant minority stake in Nashik Vintners (BSE -4.91 %), the parent of India’s largest winemaker Sula. Ambani is teaming up with Singapore-based wine investor Ravi Vishwanathan to buy existing financial investor Everstone Private Equity’s 30% stake for Rs 200 crore, said multiple sources involved in the ongoing negotiations on condition of anonymity.
Since last year, the company has been looking to rope in new investors and allow Everstone an exit, having mandated investment bank Avendus to launch a formal search. Several strategic and financial investors, including family offices, had participated in the process that ended recently, said one of the people mentioned above. The Ambani-Vishwanathan combine trumped aggressive offers from PremjiInvest and Analjit Singh’s family office, the people said.

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Dalmore could pep up sale of whisky firm Whyte & Mackay

(Reuters) – India’s United Spirits (UNSP.NS) could attract more buyers for its Whyte & Mackay Scotch whisky business and tip the price over the expected 450 million pounds ($735 million) if it included the single malt Dalmore, sources familiar with the matter say. Continue Reading →

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Kuwaiti conglomerate buys Red Bull distributor in UAE

DUBAI, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Mezzan Holding Co, a diversified Kuwaiti conglomerate, will acquire the distributor of Red Bull energy drink in the United Arab Emirates, highlighting appetite for consumer-related investments in the Gulf Arab region. Continue Reading →

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TPG, Carlyle in talks to buy $100m Allied Blenders & Distillers stake

Times of India Sept 11
MUMBAI: Marquee investors Carlyle Group and TPG Capital are the frontrunners to acquire a $100-million minority stake in India’s third largest distiller, Allied Blenders & Distillers Continue Reading →

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Suntory closing in on deal to buy GSK drinks brands

Reuters LONDON/TOKYO |Sep 9
Japan’s Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd is to buy GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s Lucozade and Ribena brands for 1.35 billion pounds ($2.1 billion) to help it expand into new markets. Continue Reading →

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