J&J makes bid to buy out remainder of Ci:z shares

Beauty giant intends to strengthen presence in Japan with the acquisition

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has announced it has launched an all-cash offer to acquire Japanese dermo cosmetic brand Ci:z in a bid to expand its consumer portfolio of science-based skin care brands.

The deal has been agreed by Ci:z Holdings and will affect all of Ci:z’s outstanding shares not already held by J&J and its affiliates for ¥5,900 per share, a total of approximately ¥230bn.

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