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Beauty Features

Updated: All the Beauty M&A Deals of 2021

Beauty M&A deals from Estée Lauder, Shiseido, L’Oréal and more.

clock March 31, 2021Allison Collins

Campaign of the END. x Adidas Continental 80 MIG "German Enginerring" drop.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Carlyle to Buy British Premium Streetwear Retailer End

Under Carlyle, the company will explore growth opportunities, including the launch of women’s wear as well as further international expansion.

clock March 23, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Eve Lom

Mergers and Acquisitions

Perfect Diary’s Yatsen to Buy Eve Lom From Manzanita Capital

Manzanita Capital will continue to hold a minority stake in the business. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

clock March 2, 2021Tianwei Zhang

The Ordinary Products

Beauty Features

EXCLUSIVE: In Largest Deal Yet, Estée Lauder to Acquire Deciem at $2.2B Valuation

In three years, Lauder plans to buy the rest of the company at a to-be-determined valuation.

clock February 23, 2021Allison Collins

Fred Perry buys Geroge Cox

Footwear

Fred Perry Buys British Shoemaker George Cox

The brand represents a good crossover opportunity with fashion labels for Fred Perry’s Japanese parent company Hit Union.

clock February 12, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Dave Smith, Estée Lauder svp new business development

Beauty Features

Estée Lauder Hires Dave Smith for M&A Role

Shana Randhava, who was in the new business development role before Smith, has taken on a larger role leading Estée Lauder’s New Incubation Ventures.

clock January 14, 2021Allison Collins

Billie razor

Beauty Features

P&G, Billie Cancel Deal After FTC Suit

The Edgewell-Harry’s deal was also called off after an FTC complaint.

clock January 6, 2021Allison Collins

A look from Gymshark.

Fashion Scoops

Gymshark Swimming Into Unchartered Waters

The U.K.-based brand is still headed up by the founder, who started the brand as a 19-year-old.

clock January 5, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Beauty's Strategic Buyers Expected to Return to M&A

Beauty Features

Beauty’s Strategic Buyers Expected to Return to M&A

Most of beauty’s large strategics were relatively quiet in 2020, but in the year ahead, the action is expected to pick up again as they adjust to the changes wrought by COVID-19.

clock December 14, 2020Allison Collins

Charlotte Tilbury

Beauty Features

The 10 Most Major Beauty Deals of 2020

This year has been ripe with beauty IPO activity, but has also seen its share of meaningful acquisitions.

clock November 22, 2020Allison Collins

The 10 Most Major Beauty Deals of 2020

Beauty Features

Despite COVID-19, Beauty M&A Is Booming

“Any time there’s change in the market and change in consumer behavior, it drives M&A. These are not temporary shifts, they are permanent shifts.”

clock November 20, 2020Allison Collins and Jennifer Weil

Allan Ellinger

Business Features

Fashion M&A Update: Now Is the Time to Buy

Allan Ellinger, founder and senior managing partner of MMG Advisors, sees the current market as ripe for making acquisitions.

clock November 11, 2020WWD Staff

Lipstick Queen

Color Cosmetics

Morphe Parent Buys Lipstick Queen

Lipstick Queen is the latest line to join the Morphe family under new parent company Forma Brands.

clock October 21, 2020Allison Collins

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Retail M&A Update: Is It Time to Sell?

Andrew D. Postal, managing partner of MMG Advisors Inc., discusses the state of M&A trends in the retail and fashion apparel market.

clock October 21, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Milk_Shake products

Beauty Features

Bluegem Capital Partners Acquires Panzeri Diffusion

That company will be merged with Pool Service/Medavita to form Italy’s third-largest professional hair-care group.

clock October 12, 2020Jennifer Weil

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