Societe Jacques Bollinger (“SJB”), the Family Group behind Bollinger Champagne, have agreed a strategic partnership with a minority  investment into BI Wines & Spirits (“BI”), the UK’s leading specialist fine wine merchant, which is chaired by ICAP and NEX founder Michael Spencer.

The investment will fund further growth of BI’s online wine trading platform, LiveTrade, in addition to providing access to SJB’s decades of industry expertise. SJB will benefit from increased exposure to BI’s unique knowledge and understanding of the global fine wine market.