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Elkimia Inc. accepts Government of Canada funding to expand

By Deanna Utroske

The sun care ingredient company is based in the National Research Council facility in Montreal, Québec. And thanks to the government’s economic recovery efforts, Elkimia is buying new equipment and developing more sun care actives.

5 Insights on alternative funding for beauty startups

5 Insights on alternative funding for beauty startups

By Deanna Utroske

ATHR Beauty, the brand Tiila Abbitt is leading to “disrupt the $500 billion beauty industry with clean and sustainable makeup that works,” is in the midst of a funding raise; but it’s not the usual sort.

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Amyris sells flavors and fragrance business to DSM

By Deanna Utroske

In a deal expected to close today, DSM is buying the synthetic biotechnology company’s flavor and fragrance intermediates business to augment its own aroma ingredients offerings and bring bio-based fragrance inputs to the cosmetics industry.

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Style Update: Marc Anthony hair care gets a new look

By Deanna Utroske

In recent weeks, the 25-year-old hair brand announced new brand positioning, an updated brand name, and new packaging as well as a Strategic Review Process, which could lead to the sale of company assets.

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Masstige move? Estée Lauder to acquire Deciem in two-part deal

By Kacey Culliney

Prestige beauty major The Estée Lauder Companies will up its investment in mass functional beauty player Deciem, establishing terms for full ownership in three years – a move that will diversify it into the increasingly important masstige market, an expert...

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Personal care contract manufacturer SV Labs acquired by SFEP

By Deanna Utroske

Smith & Vandiver Corporation has been manufacturing beauty and personal care products for multinationals, store brands, and startups since the 1970s. Now, the California – based company is part of the San Francisco Equity Partners investment portfolio.

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New ownership for beauty packaging distributor TricorBraun

By Deanna Utroske

On Thursday, January 7, the global packaging company announced a definitive stock purchase agreement with Ares Management Corporation’s Private Equity Group and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board.

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Lunata Beauty closes $3 million Series A funding round

By Deanna Utroske

The cordless-hair-tool startup, founded by Stacey Boguslavskaya and Monica Abramov in 2017, plans to use the capital to develop new tech, expand internationally, and double the size of the Lunata team.

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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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One Ocean acquired by Present Life

By Deanna Utroske

The new beauty and wellness holding company, led by former Coty CEO Camillo Pane, announced the acquisition just this week.

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