PARIS — Sephora said Friday it has raised its stake in Ile de Beauté by 20 percent, so it now holds 65 percent of the Russian selective perfumery chain’s share capital.

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The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Sephora acquired in October 2008 a 45 percent stake in Ile de Beauté, which has 125 stores — mostly within large towns across the Russian Federation. Sephora said Ile de Beauté’s management team is to remain.

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