Remy Cointreau sells Piper-Heidsieck for 412 mn euros

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French wine and spirits group Remy Cointreau said Tuesday it had sold its Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck champagne business to EPI for 412.2 million euros ($590 million).

Remy Cointreau said the sale also includes the Piper-Heidsieck and Piper Sonoma brands in the United States as well as debt of some 240 million euros.

Additionally, Remy Cointreau and EPI, a French firm with a stable of brands, agreed on global joint distribution of the Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck brands as well as Piper Sonoma in the United States.

The deal should be concluded shortly, the company said in a statement.

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