Slaughter and May is advising The Edrington Group in respect of the purchase by Suntory Holdings of 10% of Edrington shares

The agreement builds on the already strong strategic partnership between Edrington and Suntory Holdings dating back to the early 1990s. Suntory has a long-term shareholding in The Macallan, the leading brand in Edrington’s portfolio, and has also been an important distributor of Edrington brands in several key international markets over the past four decades. The agreement will provide an inflow of funds to Edrington’s principal shareholder, The Robertson Trust, which will allow it to give more to good causes across Scotland. The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making Trust in Scotland.

Paul Dickson Partner