- The House of Britannia ("HoB"), the British luxury investment group, has taken an initial 5% stake in the English sparkling wine company, Digby Fine English.

The stake has been satisfied through the provision of commercial services by The House of Britannia and the issue of 65,000 ordinary shares in The House of Britannia at a price of 50p per share.

As a result HoB now has 4,612,516 ordinary shares in issue and Digby Fine English Limited has an interest in 1.41% of the share capital of the HoB.

HoB intends to work with the founders of Digby Fine English on their strategy to build the luxury lifestyle brand over the next few years.

Lady Rona Delves Broughton, chairman of HoB, commented: "Digby Fine English is a wonderful example of the rapid recent growth of the luxury English fine wine industry. I am so pleased that our company has established a close connection with Digby, a superlative brand which complements our work with Cornelia James and Benson & Clegg. We look forward to building our relationship into the future."

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