Pernod, Fortune Confirm Talks For Allied Bid

Published: 04/20/2005

LONDON - Despite swirling press reports, the companies involved are remaining fairly tight-lipped regarding a possible acquisition of Allied Domecq PLC by Pernod Ricard SA and Fortune Brands Inc. Each of the three companies has released terse statements in response to press speculation earlier this month that Pernod, the French beverage group, had initiated talks with its British rival Allied.