Pernod prays for plenty of liquidity

01 Apr 2008

The wait for Pernod Ricard’s loan is over. The French distiller this week won the auction for Vin & Sprit, the Swedish maker of Absolut vodka, with the help of a Eu12bn facility underwritten by six banks. But how will the market react to such a big deal, which will be in crossover territory and include almost Eu6bn of new money? Find out on Friday.

Paul Wallace +44 207 440 6034

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