This article is the final part of a three-part series on the M&A beauty landscape. Part one was a look back at the 2016 Beauty M&A landscape. Part two provided insight on what 2017 might have in store.
As we go into 2017, industry experts are pretty unanimous in their agreement that M&A activity levels in the beauty category show no indication of slowing down. There are rumors of LVMH and Estee Lauder looking at companies that much smaller than their traditional size range. Strategics will continue to pay up for companies of a size that can provide growth for them. Private equity will also continue to look to monetize assets that have been in their portfolios. With all this in mind, we compiled a list of brands that have been thrown around as M&A targets.
Let the deal making begin!