Jim Beam (BEAM) attracts some interest as an enticing acquisition for large spirits companies...

|By:, SA News Editor

Jim Beam (BEAM) attracts some interest as an enticing acquisition for large spirits companies such as Pernod Ricard (PDRDY.PK) and Diageo (DEO), according to analysts covering the industry. Recently spun off from Fortune Brands (FO), the company could fetch as much as $59 a share from a buyer due to its strong position in the profitable U.S. bourbon market.