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Coty – KKR deal is final

By Deanna Utroske

This week the beauty maker completed sale of its Wella business to global investment firm KKR.

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Sensient fragrance business to be acquired

By Deanna Utroske

This week, multinational flavors and fragrance producer Symrise announced having signed an agreement to buy the fragrance and aroma chemicals business of Milwaukee, Wisconsin – based Sensient Technologies. The deal not only expands Symrise’s global reach...

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Berlin Packaging invests further in Canadian beauty market

By Deanna Utroske

This month the Chicago-based supplier acquired Consolidated Bottle Corporation, a 110-year-old packaging business, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, serving pharma, cannabis, food and beverage makers, and the industrial market, as well as cosmetics and...

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Kristi Hubbard steps up to CEO post at Younique

By Deanna Utroske

The direct-social-sales beauty company is advancing its growth strategy according to plan. Hubbard joined Younique this past July in order to take over the CEO role and shift Founder and Board Chair Derek Maxfield to big-picture leadership.

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The Hut Group just acquired Perricone MD for $60 million cash

By Deanna Utroske

The UK-based ecommerce company partners with and purchases lifestyle, fashion, nutrition, and beauty brands to help them win in the D2C marketplace. And that’s exactly where this popular prestige skin care brand is going.

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