STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's centre-right government has chosen four bidders in its auction of Vin & Sprit that will be allowed to perform due diligence of the Absolut vodka maker, business daily Dagens Industri reported on Sunday.
The four selected bidders -- Fortune Brands Inc
The newspaper, which did not disclose its sources, said the four bidders would proceed to more closely scrutinize Vin & Sprit in a due diligence process before finalizing their offers.
Vin & Sprit is to be sold as part of Sweden's biggest-ever privatization, which also includes stakes in telecom operator TeliaSonera AB
The government this week sold its entire holding of just under 7 percent of shares in bourse operator OMX AB
(Reporting by Niklas Pollard; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)