Acquisition

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Sun Chemical is buying BASF pigment business

By Deanna Utroske

In late August, the DIC Corporation (of which Sun Chemical is a subsidiary) announced having entered a definitive agreement with BASF to acquire the company's Colors & Effects global pigments business. BASF Colors & Effects serves several...

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Nestlé acquires personalized (beauty) supplement brand Persona

By Deanna Utroske

Persona relies on genetic data, individual consumer assessments, and algorithmic technology to customize vitamins and supplements. And late last year, the relatively new company added beauty supplements with hair and skin benefits to its product portfolio....

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Beauty Tech Deal: Cellink to acquire Cytena

By Deanna Utroske

This month, multinational bioprinting technologies company Cellink announced having reached a deal to acquire Cytena for €30.25 million. The Freiburg, Germany – based venture specialises in single-cell printing technology. And the deal will expand Cellink’s...

This Month in Fragrance: July 2019

This Month in Fragrance: July 2019

By Deanna Utroske

This July, Symrise shared results of its new AI-powered digital perfumer test in Berlin, beauty and fragrance packager Albéa announced plans for a circular packaging strategy, method soap created scents for its latest limited editions, and product discovery...

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Personal care manufacturer KDC/ONE makes second acquisition this month

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company announced this week that it has reached a deal to acquire Swallowfield’s beauty manufacturing business. The news comes just 2 weeks after KDC/ONE acquired Alkos and again furthers the company’s presence and capabilities in Europe.

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KDC/ONE acquires French beauty manufacturer Alkos

By Deanna Utroske

Recently, Canadian cosmetics and personal care manufacturer KDC/ONE has been growing steadily, opening new laboratory facilities in 2018 and again early this year, and acquiring several businesses to strategically bolster the company’s capabilities in...

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