Barnes extends service offering with Barnes Yachts, Gault & Millau is sold to Jacques Bally, and the other news of the day


Barnes continues to develop its tailor-made service offering with Barnes Yachts, Gault & Millau is sold to Jacques Bally and the other news of the day.

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Barnes continues to develop its tailor-made service offering with Barnes Yachts

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After art and wine, Barnes offers a range of new upscale and tailor-made services to accompany its customers in all their yachting-related projects by partnering with Althaus Luxury Yachting.

Since the beginning of the year, Barnes has developed new luxury services, designed to better support its clientele in non-real estate investments. The creation of Barnes Art Advisory, for the constitution and management of a heritage in art, Barnes Fine Wines, for the creation of an ideal winery, Barnes Vineyards Investment, to invest in vineyards, and now Barnes Yachts, allows Barnes to develop his expertise around the art of living. “Barnes is a luxury brand that strives for excellence for its clientele and strives to enhance the international influence of the French art de vivre. The development of its new departments corresponds to this desire, “says Thibault de Saint Vincent.

Barnes Yachts, managed by Eric Althaus, with more than 30 years of experience in this industry, is involved in all customer needs: acquisitions and sales of yachts, crewed seasonal rentals on all seas, new constructions, supported by a global management service.

Gault & Millau is sold to Jacques Bally and his investors represented by Vladislav Skvortsov

Jacques Bally succeeds Como de Chérisey as head of the company.

“For seven years I developed Gault & Millau and I am confident of leaving the reins to a great enthusiast of French and international gastronomy,” says Côme de Chérisey.

“I thank Como for the accomplishments of the last few years and commit myself with serenity to this wonderful company. While remaining faithful to the historical values ​​and the fundamentals that have made Gault & Millau the propagators of Nouvelle Cuisine, we have major development projects in France and abroad, “explains Jacques Bally.

Jacques Bally, a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires in Grenoble, was for a long time boss of the training and consulting branch of the Ducasse group. He then took the lead of the Sibuet group before working on the takeover of Gault & Millau and being appointed to his presidency in January 2019.

A trusted third party appreciated by gastronomes, Gault & Millau’s mission is to support the customer in their culinary consumption experience, through numerous events, paper or digital guides and selections of products, raw or processed.

Talent discoverer since 1972, with twenty licensees around the world, Gault & Millau perpetuates a certain impertinent image of cooking.



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