Consumer goods major Unilever will unify its split Anglo-Dutch legal structure into a single parent company in the UK – a move set to future-proof business, especially important during COVID-19, its CEO says.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 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.
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...
With the global economy now showing clear signs of picking up merger and acquisition activity has followed suit this year, which is putting the spotlight on some of the more interesting and innovative emerging brands.
A newly released report about mergers and acquisitions activity in the beauty industry underlines the sector’s overall resilience in recent years, which bears testimony to an 8% growth in the number of beauty business deals.
The beauty packaging industry has witnessed a series mergers and acquisitions, consolidations as well as expansions in recent months, as continued economic uncertainty unleashes business opportunities.
With the imminent departure of Reckitt Benckiser CEO Bart Becht, speculation is growing over a merger or acquisition bid. But a leading financial analyst believes anti-trust laws may throw a spanner in the works.
Global salon operator and hair care provider Regis has reported a
41 per cent increase in net income after the company benefited by a
$50m payment from Alberto-Culver after it pulled out of a proposed
acquisition deal earlier this...
Despite years of soft market conditions due to market maturity, the
leading players in the US cosmetics and toiletries market are
continuing to make steady gains, leaving the top three players -
Proctor & Gamble, L'Oreal...
Strong buyer demand for growing and profitable businesses in the
personal care and supplements sectors means that sellers are
increasingly able to negotiate favourable terms, according to a
report that is due to be published this...
Alcan's hostile takeover of French counterpart Pechiney has become
a friendly bid following acceptance of a revised offer for the
company by Pechiney's board. But getting regulatory approval may