There seems to be no beauty bubble in sight. According to industry insiders, Beauty M&A is predicted to continue its hot streak through 2019.  The number of transactions remains high and values increase creating challenges for potential acquirers as a result. The first quarter did not disappoint with Glossier, Hims and Calm all reach unicorn status in new rounds of funding.

Susan Babinsky, Senior Vice President of Kline Group, says: “The flurry of M&A activity over past several years has reduced the pipeline of good sized opportunities (eg $100m- plus brands or companies) thus companies are snatching up small and sometimes less proven businesses—often for quite a premium.”

Q1 2019 Summary:

  • Glossier, Hims and Calm all reach unicorn status in new rounds of funding.
  • Skincare has replaced color cosmetics in both category growth and investment activity.
  • While the disruptive quality of DTC brands may have ebbed investment continues to flow.
  • This quarter we started to see transactions in the new CBD category with Bebeo being acquired, platforms Prima  and Standard Dose receiving funding and LB Equity creating a new CBD focused fund.
  • An uptick in activity down the full beauty supply chain.

Inside The Report:

  • A compilation of the quarters transactions with full transaction insight in our Who, Why, In Their Own Words, Details format
  • Aggregated content for each transaction providing history and context
  • A easy to reference summary chart including transactions by category with high level details.
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