Mana products ingredients

Beauty Features

Traub Capital Acquires Mana Products

“It’s not often that you think of contract manufacturers who start to think in a merchant and marketing manner.”

clock September 1, 2020Allison Collins

Carli and Dixie D'Amelio Morphe 2

Beauty Features

Morphe’s Next Act: Acquisition, Incubation and Influencer Evolution

Forma Brands, Morphe’s newly named parent company, has acquired hair-care line Playa, and is working on incubating other brands in skin care, body care and wellness.

clock August 21, 2020Allison Collins


Beauty Features

During Coronavirus, Investment Money Floods Into Wellness

COVID-19 isn’t the only thing changing the way investors look at wellness deals — the Black Lives Matter movement also has some reassessing their investment strategies.

clock July 10, 2020Allison Collins and Ellen Thomas

Backstage at Yohji Yamamoto RTW Fall 2019

Beauty Features

Voyant Acquires KIK’s Personal Care Manufacturing Operation

The deal should allow Voyant to expand the types of beauty products it manufactures.

clock July 1, 2020Allison Collins

Coronavirus is expected to cause a beauty M&A slowdown.

Beauty Features

Will Coronavirus Quash Beauty M&A?

“While everybody tells you they’re open for business, most boards will not let cash leave a company right now.”

clock April 30, 2020Allison Collins

Richard Gersten

Beauty Features

Rich Gersten to Consult With North Castle Partners on Beauty, Wellness Deals

Gersten’s investment history has included Nest Fragrances and ReVive.

clock April 14, 2020Allison Collins

W3ll People touts cruelty-free, plant-based products.

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E.l.f. Acquisition Shows Clean Beauty May Be ‘Table Stakes’ — Even in the Mass Market

“We would strive to be as clean as we could, while maintaining our strong accessibility.”

clock February 28, 2020Allison Collins

W3LL People

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E.l.f. Enters Clean Beauty With $27 Million W3LL People Deal

This is E.l.f.’s first acquisition.

clock February 24, 2020Allison Collins

Harry's Flamingo products

Beauty Features

Edgewell Calls Off Harry’s Deal After FTC Complaint

Edgewell says Harry’s will pursue litigation.

clock February 10, 2020Allison Collins

Business Features

The Worth Collection, a Direct-to-Consumer Business, Faces a Tenuous Future

As of Friday, the Worth site was no longer operating.

clock January 27, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Mergers and Acquisitions

Lion’esque Group Merges Into MG2

Principals from the two firms say they share a passion for transformative design.

clock January 20, 2020David Moin

Charlotte Tilbury

Beauty Features

The Beauty M&As to Watch for in 2020

Charlotte Tilbury is said to have hired Jefferies to continue exploring sale options.

clock January 9, 2020Allison Collins

Mergers & Acquisitions

Business Features

Retail’s Mergers & Acquisitions

Will legacy retailers continue to buy up smaller brands and digital upstarts?

clock January 6, 2020Kellie Ell

Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall 2019

Beauty Features

Behind IFF’s $26 Billion Wellness Bet

As a combined business, the company expects to have an expanded product portfolio.

clock December 16, 2019Allison Collins and Jennifer Weil

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Beauty Features

IFF, DuPont’s Nutrition and Biosciences Business to Merge

The combined entity is valued at $45 billion.

clock December 16, 2019Jennifer Weil

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