L'Occitane Acquires Elemis for $900 Million

Reinold Geiger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L’Occitane, said the acquisition is an important step forward in building a leading portfolio of premium beauty brands.

Natural Brand Babo Botanicals Acquired

Laboratoires Expanscience, a family-owned French pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics company specializing in skin care, has acquired Babo Botanicals, the U.S.-based botanically-infused mineral skin care brand for babies and adults.

Youth To The People Receives Minority Investment

The partnership looks to bring Strand Equity’s knowledge and experience from its portfolio of better-for-you food, beverage and wellness brands to the three-year-old beauty company that uses superfood ingredients, potent cold-pressed extracts and natural botanicals in its formulas.

Unilever Buys Sundial Brands

The company makes the SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage and Madam C.J. Walker brands, which appeal to a multi-cultural demographic.


The investment is part of the company’s strategic plan to expand its beauty offerings and international reach.

Glossybox Acquired by The Hut Group

Signalling what could be the beginning of the end for subscription boxes, health and beauty retailer, The Hut Group (THG), has acquired GLOSSYBOX from majority shareholders Rocket Internet and Kinnevik Online.