Revlon's shares dropped as much as 8.6 per cent before recovering
slightly, Friday, as the cosmetics company's financial makeover
plans faltered after its debt offer was cancelled due to
"unfavourable market conditions".
German hair and beauty product producer Wella has this week
announced both the most profitable first quarter in the company's
history and the signing of a purchasing agreement with Procter
& Gamble, writes Louise Sheridan.
Henkel is to acquire hair care company Indola from Alberto-Culver.
They are expected to complete the deal by 1 June 2004, subject to
final agreement and competition law clearances. The transaction is
the latest in a series of mergers...
Brazil's largest cosmetics company Natura Cosmeticos is embarking
on an international roadshow for potential investors following its
announcement of the first public offering in Brazil in more than
two years, writes Louise Sheridan.
Biotechnology company Helix BioMedix has announced that on 3 May
2004 it conducted the final closing under a private placement
equity financing, which raised a total of US$2.37 million (€1.95 m)
including US$1.1 million (€0.9 m) from...
Improved fragrance sales in Europe, boosted by modest gains in
currency conversions, increased first quarter results for the US
fragrance giant International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF).
Strategies in 2003, to help get the company...
Nu Skin Enterprises, a worldwide direct seller of personal care
products, has reported a 20 per cent increase in net revenue.
Foreign currency fluctuations, product launches in the US and
momentum in Mainland China have all been attributed...
Wella - the German maker of cosmetics and fragrances - has filed a
lawsuit against Gucci in a dispute over the length of its perfume
licensing contract. Italian luxury goods maker Gucci, has not held
the rights to produce fragrances...
Swallowfield - a UK cosmetics and toiletries manufacturer - is to
overhaul business in a bid to reposition itself as an international
supplier of contract outsourcing services to the toiletry,
household and cosmetics markets. Operations...
The Lubrizol Corporation has announced the acquisition of Noveon
International, a speciality chemical producer, to create a combined
company. The move complements Lubrizol's existing businesses in
fluid technologies and will...
Dream Cosmetics is to function as a wholly owned subsidiary of
Polysciences, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and laboratory
products. The acquisition doubles Polysciences' capabilities to
formulate and manufacture private-label...
L'Oréal has announced a good start to 2004 following the release of
its first quarter results. The company saw growth in all of its
cosmetic divisions despite a high base of comparrison against last
year's results. The dermatology...
YSL Beauté - part of Italian luxury-goods firm Gucci Group - has
reported a drop in sales for the fourth quarter of 2003. As the
Gucci Group records its best ever quarterly revenue results, Beauté
stands out as the division struggling...
Technology Flavours & Fragrances (TFF), has reported a dramatic
slide in net income for 2003. The US company's results were
unfavourably impacted by a reduction in sales and an increase in
operating costs attributable to...