Fortune To Buy Allied Brands

Published: 05/02/2005

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. - Fortune Brands Inc. will purchase several of the premium spirits and wine brands included in Pernod Ricard SA's proposed acquisition of Allied Domecq PLC, the company announced last month. The companies announced April 21 that British drinks company Allied Domecq agreed to a $14.2 billion friendly takeover offer from French rival Pernod Ricard.