IFF bids for cosmetic ingredients company

17 Jun 2015

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has announced that it has made a binding offer of €283 million for the acquisition of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a business of Unipex Group. The transaction is structured as a binding offer in order to allow the seller to consult with its French works council prior to entering into the final purchase agreement. […]

IFF bids for cosmetic ingredients company

m-mergers-acquisitions-word-cloud-26295380International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has announced that it has made a binding offer of €283 million for the acquisition of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a business of Unipex Group. The transaction is structured as a binding offer in order to allow the seller to consult with its French works council prior to entering into the final purchase agreement. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015 and is subject to exclusivity protection.

Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, headquartered in Quebec City, Canada, with operations in France and Australia, develops, manufactures and markets ingredients for the cosmetics and personal care industry. The company offers proprietary active ingredients, functional ingredients and delivery systems that address health and wellness macro-trends in the beauty industry in both the developed and emerging markets.

“The addition of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics to the IFF portfolio aligns well with our strategic growth initiative to strengthen and expand our portfolio,” said IFF Chairman and CEO Andreas Fibig. “The company has a successful track record of delivering double-digit compounded annual sales growth since 2011 in a very attractive industry. We believe they will be an excellent complement to our existing portfolio and will strengthen our ability to achieve our Vision 2020 goals of accelerated growth and increased differentiation.”

“This acquisition would combine our fragrance expertise, global commercial network, leadership in natural ingredients, and unique R&D pipeline with Lucas Meyer Cosmetics’ research and cosmetics ingredients innovation,” said Nicolas Mirzayantz, Group President Fragrances. “This will strengthen our product offerings and enable IFF to be one of our customers’ partners of choice in the very attractive skin care and hair care segment. We’re looking forward to welcoming Lucas Meyer Cosmetics’ employees to IFF.”

“We believe IFF is the preferred partner for Lucas Meyer Cosmetics’ future development while preserving the continuity of the world-class, innovative and market-driven cosmetic ingredient expertise built over the years by our dedicated and loyal employees,” said Antonio Lara, Vice President and General Manager of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics.