Mergers & Acquisitions: The beauty of investment

Following numerous mergers and acquisitions in the beauty sector over the last 12 months, Gareth Iley, Head of Consumer at Clearwater International, examines current trends and opportunities for mid-market businesses

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Burberry H1 revenue totals £1.1bn

Burberry has announced revenue growth of 14% to reach a total of £1.1bn in the first half of 2014

Europe | Colour Cosmetics | Fragrance | Finance | Cosmetic News Weekly

North Korea imports luxury

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North Korea imported a record amount of luxury goods last year despite UN sanctions

Finance | Asia | Cosmetic News Weekly

Lauder snaps up Le Labo

Estée Lauder is set to acquire Le Labo (The Lab), a high-end fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand

Body Care | Fragrance | Finance | Cosmetic News Weekly

Middle East grows amid turmoil

The cosmetics market in the Middle East continues to defy the region’s instability with manufacturers taking advantage of the opportunities provided by Africa

Fragrance | Finance | Africa ME | SPC

Belarus cosmetics market on verge of big changes

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Belarus may become the only country in the post-Soviet space where sales of cosmetics are on the rise

Europe | Finance | Cosmetic News Weekly

Mid-priced products help lift Pola Orbis to record profit

Operating profit for the January-September period rose 2% on the year to just over JPY10bn

Finance | Asia | Cosmetic News Weekly

Firmenich reports annual results

Firmenich has published its annual results for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2014

Europe | Fragrance | Finance | Cosmetic News Weekly

Romania’s Farmec Cluj to expand cosmetics output

Romania’s cosmetics producer Farmec Cluj plans to invest 10.7m lei or US$3.2m in new technological lines

Europe | Finance | Cosmetics International

Coty reports Q4 losses

The company is expanding sales in emerging markets in Latin America and Asia, which offset the 9% fall in revenue in North America

Finance | Cosmetics International

Henkel hit by Russian slow-down

Tensions in Russia have hit Henkel. According to CEO Kasper Rorsted, costs from marketing to travel are under review

Europe | Finance | Cosmetics International

China leads Korean imports

For the second year in a row, it looks like China will be the world’s leading importer of Korean cosmetics

Finance | Asia | Cosmetics International