MILAN — Intercos SpA, the Italian cosmetics giant founded by Dario Ferrari in 1972, has presented a formal request to list on the Italian Stock Exchange.
Known for its detailed trend forecasting and high-tech innovations, Intercos’ clients include top cosmetics brands from around the world. The company manufactures lipstick, eyeshadow, mascara, foundation, powder, pencils, nail polish and skin-care products.
Banca IMI, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS Investment Bank will act as the firm’s joint coordinators and, with BNP Paribas, book runners for the proceedings. Banca IMI will take on the additional role of sponsor and Rothschild financial group will act as Intercos’ advisor.
Legal advisors include Lombardi Molinari Segni and DLA Piper, while Linklaters will oversee the joint coordinators and book runners and EY will act as auditor.
Intercos sales projections for 2014 are close to 400 million euros, or about $518 million at current exchange rates, and the company is opening new international plants and investing heavily in research and development.