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Beauty and money is a favorite industry topic given the M&A activity over the past couple years. It’s difficult to scale an indie beauty brand without money, and strategic buyers continue to tap into innovation through acquisition. Both sides need each other—it’s about finding the perfect match.

Kisaco Research’s Beauty & Money Summit is a one-day event with the sole mission of connecting executives from strategic buyers and financial buyers with independent beauty brands. As part of the conference, 12 independent beauty brands were handpicked by a selection committee, and they will have the opportunity to present their businesses on the main stage at the summit, in a quick-fire round of presentations.

The Indie Spotlight brands are …

1. Surratt Beauty
2. Scentbird
3. Dermaflash
4. Pulp Riot
5. Beauty Bakerie
6. Nannette de Gaspé
7. ZIIP Beauty
8. Tracie Martyn
9. Trèstique
10. AllWork
11. Dr Roebucks
12. Olika

“A lot of PE firms are catching on to what TSG has done, what L Catterton’s done — TPG’s done well — it’s a realization that other firms have made a lot of money in the sector, and they want to follow in that path,” Arash Farin, managing director at the Sage Group told WWD. “It definitely makes it more competitive, and leads to higher valuations over time.”

“We’re excited to be part of this event showcasing the incredible innovation in beauty happening in new products, services, and technology platforms,” said Glenn Laumeister, CEO at AllWork.  “This is also another example of why there is no better place to build your next company than new york city where entrepreneurs, large industry leaders, and investors are all concentrated in one place.”

These days, everyone is looking for investors—a state of affairs that has left the pool feeling smaller and many investors wary of your “hook.” So tighten up your elevator pitch, do your research, have a plan for the summit, and Get Investors to Do More Than Nibble—Get Them To Bite.

For more details on the Beauty Spotlight brands read Richard Kastenbaum from Triangle Capital LLC’s piece in Forbes

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