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Stefanel Unveils First Collection Under OVS Ownership, Expands Store Network

The new collection will be available at the 30 existing Stefanel stores and the new 30 units in Italy and 20…

Social Selling Platform CommentSold Eyes Growth With New Investment

As private equity firm Permira steps in, prior investor ZMC pulls out.

Shiseido Launching Innovations Fund in China

The fund, to be run with Boyu Capital, will tap into investment opportunities in emerging cosmetics and…

Square Acquires Afterpay for $29 Billion in All-stock Deal

The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022.

Sephora Acquiring U.K. Online Prestige Beauty Seller Feelunique

The move gives LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Sephora a firm foothold in the lucrative U.K. beauty…

IEVA Group Acquires Second Retail Chain

The connected beauty company linking wellbeing, personalized solutions and the environment, has just acquired…

KKR Takes Controlling Stake in India’s Vini Cosmetics

The global investment firm is investing $625 million in the Indian personal care and beauty company.

Groupe Bogart to Acquire 41 Nocibé Perfumeries in France

The transaction would increase the number of the group's retail holdings to 71 stores in France, including…

M&A Activity in Luxury Sector Healthy and Brisk Despite COVID-19, Says Deloitte

The appetite for brands operating in the personal luxury goods category is particularly tangible.

Body Care Brand Maëlys Receives Minority Investment from Norwest

The venture and growth investment firm joins other shareholders Barinboim Group and Leumi Partners.

Italian Textile Firms Join Forces to Weather COVID-19 Fallout

Leading textile firms in Italy are partnering by way of acquisitions and collaborative ventures to safeguard…

Eurazeo Set to Buy Aroma-Zone, the Natural, DIY Beauty Brand

The private equity company and its partners have agreed to invest around 140 million euros in the French…

Panasonic Acquires Fulfillment Platform Provider Blue Yonder

The deal "accelerates the companies' shared autonomous supply chain mission," the companies said.

Bloomeffects Raises $2 Million Seed Funding, Plots Expansion

The tulip-based brand has caught the eyes of retailers — and investors — since its founding in October…

Bain Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Hand in Hand

The acquisition was made through Double Impact, Bain Capital's fund for purpose-driven businesses.