COVID-19 and M&A: Insights from Asia

Leading indicators and conversations with strategic buyers, private equity groups and other colleagues throughout Asia suggest that Asian M&A markets—especially China—are beginning to recover from COVID-19.

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L'Occitane Acquires Elemis for $900 Million

Reinold Geiger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L’Occitane, said the acquisition is an important step forward in building a leading portfolio of premium beauty brands.

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Natural Brand Babo Botanicals Acquired

Laboratoires Expanscience, a family-owned French pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics company specializing in skin care, has acquired Babo Botanicals, the U.S.-based botanically-infused mineral skin care brand for babies and adults.

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Youth To The People Receives Minority Investment

The partnership looks to bring Strand Equity’s knowledge and experience from its portfolio of better-for-you food, beverage and wellness brands to the three-year-old beauty company that uses superfood ingredients, potent cold-pressed extracts and natural botanicals in its formulas.

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Kline: Top Trends in Beauty + 2018 Outlook

In this special report, Kline provides a close look at key drivers of current beauty trends, including gender fluidity, digitalization and “inner beauty.” The report also provides an assessment of the changing competitive playing field due to mergers and acquisitions, and an outlook of the major trends that will influence the future of the industry.

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Unilever Buys Sundial Brands

The company makes the SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage and Madam C.J. Walker brands, which appeal to a multi-cultural demographic.

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