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In Move That Strengthens Market Position, ESW Acquires Scalefast

The deal is expected to help accelerate ESW's growth.

EXCLUSIVE: Wella Buys Natural Hair Care Brand Briogeo

The acquisition marks a sharpening focus on sustainability, said Annie Young-Scrivner, Wella's CEO.

EXCLUSIVE: Save the Duck Finds New Owners in L’Occitane Executives

The beauty group's chairman and chief executive officer Reinold Geiger and André J. Hoffmann have privately…

Gary Wassner Tapped to Launch Brand Velocity Group Fashion & Apparel

He will continue in his role as CEO of Hilldun Corp.

Storied French Brand Zilli Acquired by Investment Funds

The men's label known for having pioneered the luxury leather jacket has sold a majority interest to Negma…

Sodalis Acquires Meiyume Holdings in Germany, the U.K.

The the Italian health, beauty and personal care company aims to be a strong personal care player in…

Rare Beauty Brands Acquires Dr. Dana Beauty

The acquisition marks the third brand to join Rare Beauty Brands' portfolio.

Tamburi Investment Partners to Invest in Textile Specialist

The investment vehicle helmed by Giovanni Tamburi is acquiring a 25 percent interest in Limonta SpA.

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.