HAWESKO HOLDING AG (FRA:HAW) Hawesko Holding AG: Investment in the Czech Republic expands international activities

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19/07/2022 08:00

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Hawesko Holding AG: Investment in the Czech Republic expands international activities

19.07.2022 / 08:00
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Hawesko Group: Investment in the Czech Republic expands international activities


Hamburg, 19 June 2022. Hawesko Holding AG is to acquire a majority interest in the Czech premium wine trading company Global Wines & Spirits s.r.o., based in Prague, with effect from 1 July 2022.


With sales of € 22 million, Global Wines & Spirits s.r.o. is one of the leading distribution and omnichannel wine trading companies in the Czech Republic. In addition to a strong B2B business, Global Wines & Spirits s.r.o. has ten branches and an e-commerce trade.


The Hawesko Group has held a minority interest in the company for many years and has now taken over the shares from Czech co-shareholder Unimex Group on 01 July 2022, thereby increasing its stake to 80 percent. Long-time co-shareholder and managing director Tomas Otta is increasing his share to 20 per cent in the course of the transaction and will continue to manage and develop the company as managing partner.


"Global Wines & Spirits is a company we have known and trusted for many years, very profitable and with growth opportunities. The acquisition is not only an investment in the course of the planned further internationalisation of our group, but rather also a step into the developing Eastern European wine market" says the Chairman of the Board of Management of Hawesko-Holding AG, Thorsten Hermelink. "We are delighted to have a reliable partner at our side in Mr Tomas Otta as a long-standing partner and managing director of Global Wines & Spirits."


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As a leading trading group for high-quality wines, champagnes and spirits, the Hawesko Group achieved sales of  € 681 million and EBIT of € 53 million in 2021. The Hawesko Group employs around 1,200 people across the Retail (Jacques’ and Wein & Co.), B2B (especially Wein Wolf, Abayan and Grand Cru Select) and e-commerce (especially HAWESKO, Vinos and WirWinzer) segments. The shares in Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange, Hamburg, and in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.



Hawesko Holding AG
Grosse Elbstrass 145 d
22767 Hamburg



hawesko-holding.com Corporate information

hawesko.de  Extensive range for wine connoisseurs

jacques.de  Jacques' locations and online offerings

weinco.at   Austria's leading specialist wine dealer

vinos.de   The best wines from Spain

wirwinzer.de  German wines directly from the producers

tesdorpf.de  Traditional fine wine trader

weinart.de   Rarities and top wines from around the world

the-wine-company.se Excellent wines for Sweden

enzo.de   Italian wines and lifestyles

globalwine.ch  Premium portfolio for highest quality demands

weinwolf.de  International wine variety

cwdwein.de  Wine individuality in the premium segment

volume-spirits.de  Exquisite spirits portfolio

abayan.de   Top wines from Italy



Press and Investor Relations contact:


Tel.  (+49) 40 3039 2100

Tel.  (+49) 40 3039 2105

E-mail: ir@hawesko-holding.com


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Language: English
Company: Hawesko Holding AG
Große Elbstraße 145 d
22767 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 30 39 2100
Fax: +49 40 30 39 2105
E-mail: ir@hawesko-holding.com
Internet: www.hawesko-holding.com
ISIN: DE0006042708
WKN: 604270
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hamburg; Regulated Unofficial Market in Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1400477

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