Updated: Sept. 9
Beauty M&A offers have confirmed practically no indicators of slowing, regardless of the continued coronavirus pandemic.
Just a number of weeks into 2021, there have already been a number of billion-dollar magnificence M&A offers, together with the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.’s deal to amass the remainder of Deciem, mum or dad firm of The Ordinary, and Shiseido inking a deal to promote its private care enterprise to CVC Capital.
There have additionally been smaller offers, as enterprise capitalists proceed to again magnificence firms.
Here is a listing of the sweetness M&A transactions to this point in 2021:
Paper Cosmetics, a direct-to-consumer pure and sustainable deodorant model, closed a funding spherical. Terms weren’t disclosed.
TremendousOrdinary obtained a minority funding from Alliance Consumer Growth. TremendousOrdinary helps U.S. magnificence manufacturers broaden into China, and has labored with The Ordinary, Olaplex, Drunk Elephant and different manufacturers.
Coty Inc. closed on a minority funding in Kim Kardashian West’s magnificence enterprise, KKW Beauty. The $200 million funding gave Coty a 20 p.c stake within the enterprise.
Perfect Corp. raised a $50 million Series C spherical led by Goldman Sachs. Perfect Corp. develops synthetic actuality and synthetic intelligence know-how utilized in digital try-on apps for the sweetness trade.
Curlsmith, a model that focuses on textured hair, raised a Series A led by BFG Partners.
Hero Cosmetics acquired a minority funding from Aria Growth Partners, a brand new personal fairness agency. Hero is greatest identified for its Mighty Patch line of hydrocolloid zits patches, however has additionally branched into different skincare merchandise.
Cathay Capital took a minority stake in Juliette Has a Gun, a French perfume enterprise.
Reckitt Benckiser acquired female care model Queen V, which makes vaginal well being merchandise for girls.
Amyris Inc., the biotechnology firm behind Biossance, stated it’ll purchase Terasana, a clear CBD model.
Gemma Labs, a data-driven hair care enterprise, raised $2.75 million from PSL Ventures and different particular person traders.
Thirteen Lune raised $1 million from family and friends, together with Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Naomi Watts and Gregg Renfrew of Beautycounter.
San Francisco Equity Partners acquired pure magnificence producer Smith & Vandiver Corp.
Dame Products, which makes vibrators, raised $4 million in seed funding for women-run enterprise corporations.
CVC Capital signed a deal to purchase Shiseido’s private care manufacturers, together with Tsubaki, Senka, Uno and Sea Breeze. The manufacturers are anticipated to be transferred right into a three way partnership run by CVC in July.
L’Oréal finalized the acquisition of Takami, a Japanese skincare model.
Skin Inc Supplement Bar, a skincare line targeted on customization, raised $7 million from Singapore-based funding fund Mistletoe.
NicelyBiz Brands Inc. acquired the franchise rights for Drybar’s salon enterprise, which incorporates 141 Drybar salons.
Givaudan is shopping for Myrissi, an AI enterprise that interprets fragrances into shade patterns and pictures.
CBD wellness model Beam raised $5 million in Series A funding. The enterprise was launched by former athletes Matt Lombardi and Kevin Moran and is targeted on topicals for ache reduction.
Art of Sport — based by Matthais Metternich, Brian Lee and the late Kobe Bryant — secured $6 million in funding led by entrepreneur Mark Cuban.
The Estée Lauder Cos. stated it will purchase the remainder of Deciem, the mum or dad firm of The Ordinary. Lauder is rising its 29 p.c stake within the enterprise to 76 p.c, valuing Deciem at $2.2 billion, and in three years, Lauder plans to purchase the remainder of the corporate at a to-be-determined valuation.
Madison Reed, which focuses on clear, at-home hair shade, has raised $52 million with plans to launch extra merchandise, open extra Color Bars and ramp up know-how.
111Skin, the high-end skincare line from London plastic surgeon Yannis Alexandrides, has obtained an funding from Vaultier7.
Inflection has invested in Pangaea Laboratories, the proprietor of Medik8 skincare.
Amyris stated it plans to purchase clear Costa Brazil, a clear skincare enterprise. Founder Francisco Costa will be part of Amyris as chief inventive officer.
Yatsen Holding, the mum or dad firm of Perfect Diary, has signed a deal to amass Eve Lom from Manzanita Capital.
Fueguia 1833 has gotten a minority fairness funding from Ilwaddi WLL. The plan is to speed up distribution for the area of interest perfume line, and to broaden manufacturing talents.
AS Beauty, the proprietor of Julep and Laura Geller, has acquired Mally Beauty, the sweetness model of movie star make-up artist Mally Roncal. Mally Beauty is bought on QVC, Amazon, Tmall and by itself web site.
Curls, a hair care line for individuals with textured hair, has gotten a minority funding from Beauty By Imagination, which additionally owns WetBrush, Goody, Ouidad and Bio Ionic. Mahisha Dellinger, the founding father of Curls, will stay Curls’ majority and controlling proprietor, and can proceed to guide the model. She will proceed to deal with innovation and broaden the corporate’s give-back packages, which deal with growing the following era of Black feminine entrepreneurs. She can even be part of the BBI board. Under BBI, Curls plans to broaden distribution.
Core Equity Holdings has taken a majority stake in Franck Provost’s hair care empire, Provalliance.
American Securities, a non-public fairness agency, has agreed to amass Conair, which owns the Cuisinart, Conair, Babyliss, Scunci and Waring manufacturers. Members of the founding Rizzuto household will retain minority possession.
Eco-friendly perfume model Maison J.U.S. has raised 600,000 euros from angel traders.
NewSpring Franchise, a decrease center market personal fairness fund, has invested in Blo Blow Dry Bar. Blo has greater than 100 places in North America.
Hub.cycle, which converts fruit and vegetable waste into uncooked supplies for the non-public care and industries has raised 1.5 million Euros.
Encore Consumer Capital has invested in Love Wellness, a girls’s well being and wellness firms that makes dietary supplements and nutritional vitamins that was based by actuality tv star Lauren Bosworth. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
L’Oréal has made a minority funding in environmental start-up Gjosa, which is targeted on saving water. The two have labored collectively for years with an purpose to optimize shampoo rinse know-how with the intention to save water. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Sakara Life, which expects to succeed in $150 million in gross sales this 12 months and is worthwhile, has raised a $15 million Series B from One Better Ventures, Silas Capital and current investor Annox Capital. The enterprise has additionally appointed John Replogle, former CEO of Seventh Generation and Burt’s Bees chairman of the board. He is tasked with serving to to develop the corporate — which proper now focuses on meals — right into a multi-category life-style enterprise with magnificence and private care merchandise.
A Cornell Capital-led investor group has acquired a vitamin and wellness R&D, manufacturing and advertising and marketing enterprise referred to as INW I Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness, which additionally owns U.Okay.-based dietary complement maker Bee Health. Cornell Capital plans to duplicate the technique it used to develop KDC-One, which has included a number of add-on acquisitions, to develop INW right into a vitamin and wellness manufacturing powerhouse.
Harry’s has raised a $155 million Series E from Bain Capital and Macquarie Capital, following the termination of a deliberate take care of Edgewell. The new fundraise values Harry’s at $1.7 billion.
Bain Capital has acquired a majority stake in private care model Hand in Hand, a private care firm.
Men’s skincare model Disco raised a $5 million seed spherical led by Midnight Venture Partners.
Mielle Organics inked a serious funding deal — someplace between $100 million and $1 billion — with Berkshire Partners, which made a minority funding within the enterprise.
Famille C Venture, the personal funding agency of the Courtin-Clarins household, has made a $9 million Series B funding in Pai Skincare.
General Atlantic invested $80 million for a minority stake in Vegamour, a hair care model centered round hair progress.
The Carlyle Group purchased a majority stake in Beautycounter that values the enterprise at $1 billion. Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew stated the corporate plans to ramp up advertising and marketing and proceed constructing out the omnichannel distribution technique.
Nylah’s Naturals, which makes merchandise for textured hair, has raised 50,000 kilos from Sara Davies after an look on BBC tv present “Dragon’s Den.”
CurlMix mum or dad firm Listener Brands has raised greater than $2.9 million via a crowdfunding marketing campaign. The firm’s purpose is to boost $5 million.
Amyris has signed a deal to purchase 70 p.c of EcoFabulous Cosmetics, a Gen Z-focused magnificence model that was based by The Balm founder Marissa Shipman.
Bloomeffects, a tulip-based skincare model, has raised $2 million in seed funding.
Clean hair care model Ceremonia has raised $2 million in seed funding in a spherical led by Silas Capital and Beliade.
Nestlé has entered an settlement with KKR and The Carlyle Group to amass manufacturers from The Bountiful Company for $5.75 billion. The manufacturers embrace Nature’s Bounty, Solgar, Osteo-Bi-Flex and Puritan’s Pride.
L Catterton has invested in Indonesian magnificence and e-commerce enterprise Social Bella International, which does enterprise as Sociolla. The website sells make-up, skincare, hair care, perfume and wonder instruments.
Cherry Pick AI has been acquired by 100.co, a synthetic intelligence enterprise. Cherry Pick’s platform analyzes photographs and shopper critiques, and utilizing AI and knowledge evaluation, goals to find out magnificence product wants and market match earlier than firms manufacture merchandise.
Prestige physique care model Maëlys has obtained a minority funding of $30 million from Norwest.
Nestle Health Science has signed a deal to amass Nuun, a purposeful hydration model that makes electrolyte tablets.
TPG Growth has invested in Ideal Image, a supplier of aesthetic companies together with Botox.
The Hut Group has acquired skincare and hair care product producer Bentley Laboratories LLC for $255 million. Bentley manufactures Perricone, which THG purchased in 2020.
Nexus Capital Management LP has invested in Sky Organics, an natural magnificence and private care model that makes mass market merchandise obtainable at Amazon, CVS, Whole Foods and different retailers.
Firmenich has made a minority funding in Essential Labs LLC, a provider to area of interest dwelling perfume firms. Firmenich stated the deal would enable it to succeed in smaller companies.
Prima, the CBD magnificence and wellness model launched by Christopher Gavigan, has closed a $9.2 million Seed spherical led by Greycroft, H Ventures, Defy and Lerer Hippeau with participation from Adam Zeplain, Global Founders Capital, Emerald Health, One Gun and Purple Arch Ventures. Prima will use the cash for analysis and growth and operational infrastructure.
Lauryn Bosstick’s The Skinny Confidential has raised $1 million in seed funding for its anti-inflammatory magnificence model, which presently sells a face oil and an ice curler.
Korean males’s grooming model Cardon has raised a $2 million seed spherical from Bon Angels, Mirae Asset Venture Investments and Strong Ventures. The enterprise goals to take Okay-grooming international, and can use the funds to scale product traces, improve the client expertise and construct the crew.
Ever/Body has raised a $38 million Series B from Tiger Global Management, Addition, Fifth Wall, MetaProp and Gaingels. The beauty dermatology apply intends to open extra places, in addition to launch a product line.
Incubator HatchBeauty Brands has acquired Trendalytics, a shopper analytics platform that goals to assist companions make calculated shopping for selections. Hatch stated the deal will assist its product pipeline.
Core Industrial has acquired magnificence producer Marianna Beauty Holdings LLC with plans to mix operations with Arizona Natural Resources.
Faculty has raised a $3 million seed spherical led by the Estée Lauder Cos. The model goals to redefine masculinity, and makes nail lacquer and nail stickers.
Yellow Wood Partners has closed a deal to purchase the remainder of Scholl footcare, bringing the worldwide Scholl and Dr. Scholl’s manufacturers again collectively once more after 30 years of separate possession. The mixed enterprise has annual retail gross sales of greater than $700 million. Yellow Wood’s Dana Schmaltz has stated there are progress alternatives in Dr. Scholl’s foot care line and in persevering with to construct the model’s e-commerce enterprise.
General Atlantic has made a minority funding in Buff City Soap, a private care and laundry cleaning soap enterprise that focuses on handmade bar soaps. The enterprise has 100 places and the funding is supposed to permit it to open extra shops and speed up e-commerce.
Athena Club, which sells private care merchandise on-line, has raised a $15 million Series A with targets of modernizing the buyer packaged items trade and drugstore purchasing.
Cornell Capital-backed Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness has acquired Capstone Nutrition, a producer for well being, purposeful meals, immunity help, skincare and different merchandise. Capstone focuses on capsules, tablets and powder merchandise, and the deal is supposed to advance INW’s place within the wellness manufacturing house.
Zenoti, which offers software program to the spa, salon and health industries, has raised $80 million from TPG Capital with plans to construct up its platform via additional M&A. Zenoti is now valued at $1.5 billion.
Waldencast has taken a stake in Kjaer Weis.
General Atlantic and Huda Kattan have invested in spa software program Fresha as a part of a $100 million Series C spherical.
Iris&Romeo has raised capital from VC agency BrandChallenge with plans to develop further hybrid magnificence merchandise. The model makes Best Skin Days, a five-in-one hybrid make-up and skincare product, and noticed 30 p.c month-over-month progress via the pandemic.
Unilever has signed a deal to amass Paula’s Choice, for a price ticket that trade sources say is round $2 billion. Paula’s Choice was an early adopter of direct-to-consumer gross sales and ingredient transparency in magnificence.
House of Wise, a CBD wellness model, has raised $2 million.
Waeve, a Black-owned enterprise that launched with ready-to-wear wigs, has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Pillar VC, with participation from Maveron, former Glossier COO Henry Davis, former Glossier CTO Bryan Majoney, Glossier CMO Ali Weiss, and Pillpack co-founders TJ Parker and Elliot Cohen.
Kindra, which sells vaginal lotion and completely different dietary dietary supplements geared in the direction of girls going via menopause, has raised a $4.5 million seed spherical led by Female Founder’s Fund. Primetime Partners, Anne and Susan Wojcicki, Katie Couric Media, The Community Fund and H Ventures additionally contributed. Kindra was incubated inside P&G Ventures.
Former Coty CEO Camillo Pane’s model incubator, Present Life, has agreed to promote CBD model Healist to Kadenwood.
Sexual wellness model Maude has raised $5.8 million Series A spherical.
Dae, the hair care model from influencer Amber Fillerup Clark, has raised a $2.6 million seed spherical from Willow Growth.
Sexual wellness model Cake has raised $4 million in seed funding led by Lerer Hippeau, with Sugar Capital, Brand Foundry Ventures, Selva Ventures, Silas Capital, Ollie co-founder Gabby Sloan, Starface co-founder Brian Bordainick and angel investor Kate Wallman.
Givaudan has purchased a 25 p.c stake in B.Kolormakeup & Skincare, with the choice to amass a controlling stake within the enterprise after three years.
Loli Beauty has raised a seed spherical from Fable Investments, the enterprise fund of Natura & Co.
Oral magnificence model Spotlight has raised $15 million through a minority funding from Development Capital, an Irish progress fund.
Glossier has raised an $80 million Series E, led by Lone Pine Capital.
Telehealth supplier Hims has acquired Apostrophe, which affords digital dermatology appointments and prescriptions.
Revlon has bought off Gatineau, knowledgeable skincare model, to The Skincare Sanctuary, its U.Okay. distributor.
The Nue Co. has raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Pamoja Capital.
IEVA Group has acquired Boudoir du Regard, which had been present process restructuring.
Eurazeo Brands has made a $53 million minority funding in Pangaea Holdings, the mum or dad firm of males’s grooming traces Lumin and Meridian. The enterprise in complete raised $68 million. Other traders included Unilever Ventures, GPO Fund and current traders Base10 Partners and Gradient Ventures.
Huda Beauty’s Huda Kattan has invested in Ketish, a sexual wellness model, through HB Angels.
Givaudan has invested in Next Beauty China, an incubator for rising perfume manufacturers.
Function of Beauty has acquired Atolla with plans to broaden additional into skincare.
The Hut Group has signed a deal to purchase Cult Beauty for 275 million kilos.
Brandefy, an app that’s meant to assist shoppers evaluate formulation, elements and costs of magnificence merchandise, has raised $1.7 million.
Il Makiage has acquired Voyage81, a synthetic intelligence startup meant to assist present a wider vary of colours, for $40 million.
Advent International is shopping for BareMinerals, Laura Mercier and Buxom from Shiseido for $700 million.
Crown Laboratories has signed a deal to purchase StriVectin, which has been backed by L Catterton since 2009.
JD.com and JIC are shopping for a minority stake in Lagargère Travel Retail Asia.
Essence Ventures has acquired BeautyCon out of foreclosures, and is bringing again authentic co-founder Marina Curry.
Beauty Pie Raised $100 million in Series B funding led by Index Ventures and Insight Partners.
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