Mergers And Acquisitions

Novacap acquires specialty chemicals player Chemoxy

Novacap acquires specialty chemicals player Chemoxy

By Lucy Whitehouse

Novacap, a worldwide player in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Chemoxy International Ltd, a leading contract manufacturer for specialty chemicals and environmentally friendly solvents.

Safic-Alcan Poland acquires personal care distributor

Safic-Alcan Poland acquires personal care distributor

By Lucy Whitehouse

Safic-Alcan Poland, distributor of specialty chemicals and subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, has announced the acquisition of Cosmetics Partner, a Polish distributor specialized in the personal care sector.

prestige makeup company Estée Lauder now owns BECCA Cosmetics

Estée Lauder now owns the BECCA brand

By Deanna Utroske

It was less than a month ago Cosmetics Design reported that Estée Lauder was acquiring makeup company brand BECCA Cosmetics. That deal is now final, and the company’s prestige market share is all the stronger for it.

Natural and Organic acquisitions in Asia

Key green acquisitions

By Natasha Spencer

Following Unilever’s purchase of Seventh Generation, which marks the latest in a series of green acquisitions, we take a look at the latest mergers and acquisitions in Asia-Pacific and why there are far fewer than in the US and Europe.

DuPont and Dow merger set to form mega chemical company

DuPont and Dow merger set to form mega chemical company

By Simon Pitman

DuPont and Dow are to merge with the intention of forming three divisions that will include a material science business as the focus for cosmetics and personal care ingredients, that will eventually be spun off into three separate companies.

Frutarom makes 10th acquisition of the year and hints at more…

Frutarom makes 10th acquisition of the year and hints at more…

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Ingredient supplier Frutarom has kept its acquisition momentum up with its 10th of the year, having purchased 79% of the shares of the Spanish company Nutrafur, who specialise in the research and development and manufacture of speciality natural plant...

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

By Simon Pitman

With the global economy now showing clear signs of picking up merger and acquisition activity has followed suit this year, which is putting the spotlight on some of the more interesting and innovative emerging brands.

German natural cosmetics market returns to form

German natural cosmetics market returns to form

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The German natural cosmetics market has recovered from growth of only 2.5 per cent in 2011, to sales up 5.5 per cent in 2012, according to the latest figures.

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