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Nov 18, 2014 | 09:33 AM CST

Kendo Acquires Bite Beauty

Kendo, an LVMH company, announces the acquisition of Bite Beauty, a Toronto‐based beauty brand specializing in natural lip products; as part of Kendo, Bite Beauty will focus on expanding its digital presence and international distribution.

Nov 11, 2014 | 11:09 AM CST

Estée Lauder Expands in Fragrance with Frédéric Malle Acquisition

Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has expanded its fragrance offering once again with the agreement to acquire Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle.

Oct 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM CDT

L'Oréal USA Signs Agreement To Acquire Carol's Daughter

Acquisition will enable L’Oréal USA to build a new dedicated multi-cultural beauty division; strengthen the company's position in the dynamic multi-cultural market segment.

Oct 15, 2014 | 10:21 AM CDT

Lauder to Acquire Le Labo

The Estée Lauder Companies acquiring prestige fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand; addition will complement and strengthen the company’s portfolio of brands.

Oct 07, 2014 | 09:47 AM CDT

Coty Bids $239 Million in Stock for Chanel’s Bourjois Brand

Bourjois complementary to Coty’s existing color cosmetics portfolio; addition seen as step toward bolstering positions in a number of Western European countries and strengthen its position overall in color cosmetics.

Sep 11, 2014 | 04:43 PM CDT

Murad Begins International Expansion With Acquisition of UK Partner

Acquisition provides Murad with an opportunity to directly manage its growing business in prestige and professional channels in the U.K. and marks a strategic foothold for its planned expansion of existing operations in Europe.

Sep 10, 2014 | 10:06 AM CDT

L'Oréal To Acquire Brazil-based Niely Cosmeticos Group

With a net revenue of 405 million Brazilian reals in 2013 and brands well accepted by Brazil's growing middle class, the Niely Cosmeticos Group expected to positively complement the L'Oréal products already offered in Brazil.

Aug 27, 2014 | 12:27 PM CDT

Elizabeth Arden to Evaluate Tender Offer by Affiliates of Rhône Capital

Investment funds tender offer to acquire more than 6 million shares of the Arden’s outstanding common stock, approximately 20% of such outstanding stock, at a cash purchase price of $17.00 per share.

Aug 19, 2014 | 10:23 AM CDT

Rhône Capital Makes Investment in Elizabeth Arden

Rhône Capital also has advised Elizabeth Arden that, subject to market conditions and applicable legal or regulatory approvals, it intends to increase its ownership of the company’s common stock over time.

Aug 14, 2014 | 10:55 AM CDT

Kline Predicts Beauty Brands Primed for Acquisition

As M&A picks back up in the beauty world, market researcher Kline & Company points to targets it sees as acquisition opportunities.