Brown-Forman Joins Allied Domecq Hunt

Published: 05/16/2005

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Brown-Forman Corp. last month confirmed it has joined a consortium led by Constellation Brands Inc. to consider a potential bid to acquire Allied Domecq. The announcement came less than a week after the British drinks company announced it had agreed to a $14.2 billion friendly takeover offer from French rival Pernod Ricard and U.S.-based Fortune Brands.