Altia buys the iconic Danish aquavit brand BRØNDUMS

Press Release   •   Jun 10, 2013 07:01 GMT

Altia Plc. has signed an agreement to acquire the iconic and historical aquavit brand Brøndums inclusive all the Brøndums sub-brands from the Norwegian Arcus-Gruppen. The purchase price amounts to approximately EUR 11 million. The transaction will strengthen Altia’s brand portfolio both locally in Denmark and in the Nordic region.

The transaction, which has been approved by the Danish Competition and Consumer Authorities, will complement and strengthen Altia’s brand portfolio both locally in Denmark but also in the Nordic region, and by that further consolidate Altia’s position as the leading wine and spirits Company in the Nordics and Baltics. After the acquisition Altia Denmark will have 23% market share of the total Danish aquavit market (volume) with its Brøndums and O.P.Anderson aquavits.

”Altia’s business model is based on two corner stones; Altia own brands and partner brands. Brøndums fits perfectly into our already strong Aquavit portfolio, and will give us further commercial strength as well as create positive synergies in our supply chain operations,” says Antti Pankakoski, CEO, of Altia, and continues: ”Brøndums is an icon amongst Danish spirits brands, and our entire organization is looking much forward to take on the exciting task to further develop Brøndums with the respect needed to the brands history, tradition and its loyal consumers.”  

For further information please contact

Antti Pankakoski, CEO, Altia Plc, tel. +358 207 013 001

Altia is the leading wine and spirits company offering quality brands in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Altia produces, markets, sells, imports and exports alcoholic beverages in its market area. Altia serves its consumers, customers and partners close to markets with its wide production, sales and logistic set-up. Annual net sales amounts to approximately 500 million euro and the total number of personnel is approximately 1,100.

Altia’s own brands such as Blossa, Chill Out, Explorer, Grönstedts, Jaloviina, Koskenkorva, O.P. Anderson, Renault, Skåne Akvavit, Xanté and Arsenitch have a strong market position and a long heritage to cherish. Altia’s partner brands represent both local and international brands from all over the world, such as Codorníu, Drosty-Hof, Hardy’s, Jack Daniel’s, Bowmore, Nederburg, Ravenswood and Robert Mondavi.