Pernod Ricard's sale of its BWG wholesale operation is reaching its closing stages with the field whittled down to two interested buyers. BWG's assets in the UK include Key Lekkerland, Appleby Westward, two cash and carries and the Bargain Booze off licence chain. A spokesman for Bargain Booze said the management had met with two venture capitalists who were both interested in assisting with a leveraged management buyout. He suggested the deal would be concluded in the next few weeks or possibly very early in the New Year. {{NEWS }}