Mergers And Acquisitions

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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This Month in Fragrance: October 2019

By Deanna Utroske

This month’s fragrance industry news on the Cosmetics Design sites covers topics ranging from CBD to biotech, from ingredient transparency to sustainable packaging, to the fragrance market potential in Asia, a L’Oréal acquisition, and more.

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Clean skin care startup Drunk Elephant sells to Shiseido for $845m

By Deanna Utroske

Shiseido set itself a 2020 sales goal of ¥1 trillion and surpassed that goal in 2017. The beauty maker’s new goal is to reach ¥1.2 trillion in sales by 2020 and to “be among the top three companies in the global prestige cosmetics market.” Shiseido’s...

Patricia Lopez joins High Ridge Brands as CEO

Patricia Lopez joins High Ridge Brands as CEO

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care products company runs a global business from its headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, and supporting offices in Buena Park, California; Slough, UK; and Shenzhen, China. As of this month, Lopez is leading the company and its roster...

Sabine Chalmers is first woman to join Coty board of directors

Sabine Chalmers is first woman to join Coty board of directors

By Deanna Utroske

Just six months after becoming the world’s third largest beauty company (thanks to the acquisition of what had been P&G’s specialty beauty business) the personal care, fragrance, and cosmetics company has announced the addition of a woman to its previously...

prestige makeup company Estée Lauder now owns BECCA Cosmetics

Estée Lauder now owns the BECCA brand

By Deanna Utroske

It was less than a month ago Cosmetics Design reported that Estée Lauder was acquiring makeup company brand BECCA Cosmetics. That deal is now final, and the company’s prestige market share is all the stronger for it.

Natural and Organic acquisitions in Asia

Key green acquisitions

By Natasha Spencer

Following Unilever’s purchase of Seventh Generation, which marks the latest in a series of green acquisitions, we take a look at the latest mergers and acquisitions in Asia-Pacific and why there are far fewer than in the US and Europe.

DuPont and Dow merger set to form mega chemical company

DuPont and Dow merger set to form mega chemical company

By Simon Pitman

DuPont and Dow are to merge with the intention of forming three divisions that will include a material science business as the focus for cosmetics and personal care ingredients, that will eventually be spun off into three separate companies.

Frutarom makes 10th acquisition of the year and hints at more…

Frutarom makes 10th acquisition of the year and hints at more…

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Ingredient supplier Frutarom has kept its acquisition momentum up with its 10th of the year, having purchased 79% of the shares of the Spanish company Nutrafur, who specialise in the research and development and manufacture of speciality natural plant...

Rodan + Fields up for sale?

Rodan + Fields up for sale?

By Deanna Utroske

The direct sales skin care brand and Wells Fargo are weighing the options, as the company eyes further expansion into international markets.

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