The year started with money flowing into influencer-backed concepts and clean beauty brands, but for now, the market for deals has come to a screeching halt—for the moment, with few deals happening. It looks as if most, if not all, of Q2, will suffer the same fate; however, many experts predict that once COVID-19 lockdowns start to ease, activity will pick up, with private equity firms and vulture funds with cash looking to capitalize on lower multiples.
Beauty Deals: Capital Raises and M&A Transactions Q1 2020:
Deals across the beauty and wellness landscape
Q1 recap and predictions from Threadstone Advisors
List of businesses on the market or exploring options
EMV key transaction report from Tribe Dynamics
Recaps and details of 66 individual transactions
Easy-to-reference charts including transactions by category with high-level details and financial players involved