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The France-headquartered group announced its subsidiary Martell & Co will complete the acquisition by June 30 2013 but did not disclose the value of the deal.
Le Maine au Bois SAS is located in Saint-Eugene, in the Petite Champagne district in AOC Cognac.
According to the Pernod Ricard, the Cognac company has “high-quality eaux-de-vie of all ages and state-of-the-art industrial facilities, notably the distillery Le Maine au Bois”.
A statement from the group read: “This acquisition reflects Pernod Ricard's ambitions regarding long term development of its Martell range, world leader of the XO cognac category.”