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M&A activity hints at new realities in the beauty sector

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M&A activity hints at new realities in the beauty sector

By Deanna Utroske

This past week Coty bought controlling stake in Kylie Cosmetics, The Estée Lauder Companies acquired Korea-based skin care brand Dr Jart+, and Olaplex accepted a private equity deal from Advent International. To get a sense of what these transactions...

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Henkel to acquire professional hair brand DevaCurl

By Simon Pitman

Germany-based cosmetics and personal care player Henkel has announced that it is acquiring premium professional hair care brand DevaCurl, which specializes in treatments and products for curly hair.

The Estée Lauder Companies publishes a first full CR report

The Estée Lauder Companies publishes a first full CR report

By Deanna Utroske

Business is changing. Beauty consumers care about the social and environmental implications of the products they buy; and financial stakeholders see value in publicly responsible and truly sustainable companies. And so, the beauty maker is taking stock...

Avon partners with Fuse Universal on training tech platform

Avon partners with Fuse Universal on training tech platform

By Deanna Utroske

The social-selling beauty company took its popular paper brochure digital in 2018, introduced a mobile-first training solution for Avon representatives in May, and is now working with Fuse to create a digital education and communications platform for...

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KDC/ONE acquires Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories

By Deanna Utroske

The Canada-based beauty and personal care manufacturer announced the latest in a series of acquisitions this week. This time the company adds California-based prestige manufacturer Benchmark to its global network of product production facilities.

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Why is the food industry buying into beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

This month’s investment deal between food and beverage venture capital firm BFG and skin care startup ZitSticka raised some eyebrows. So, Cosmetics Design checked with BFG partner Ben Fenton and ZitSticka co-founder Daniel Kaplan to find out why their...

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