Stock Spirits

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Stock Spirits Group plc
Type Public
Traded as LSESTCK
Industry Drinks
Founded 1884
Headquarters Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire
Key people Jack Keenan, Chairman
Chris Heath CEO
Revenue 340.5 million (2013)[1]
Operating income €62.8 million (2013)[1]
Net income €8.9 million (2013)[1]
Website www.stockspirits.com/

Stock Spirits Group is a drinks business operating in Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History[edit]

The company's key brands, Polmos Lublin and Wódka Żołądkowa Gorzka were established in Poland 1906 in 1950 respectively.[2] Oaktree Capital Management acquired Polmos Lublin in 2006 and merged it with Eckes & Stock, a business founded in the Czech Republic as Camis & Stock by Lionello Stock in Trieste in 1884, to create Stock Spirits Group in 2008.[3] The company was the subject of an Initial Public Offering in October 2013.[4]

Operations[edit]

The company produces and sells mainly in Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Annua Report 2013
  2. ^ "Heritage". Stock Spirits Group. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Stock Spirits’ largest shareholder Oaktree exits in £200m sell-off". City AM. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Stock Spirits to Be Valued at Maximum of $835 Million in IPO". Bloomberg. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Stock Spirits Group". 8 October 2013.