HKW & Co. Acquires Indigo Wild

Private equity firm Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. has invested in beauty business Indigo Wild. The Kansas City, Mo.-based business manufactures and distributes natural bath, skin, home and cleaning products. It is best known for the Zum product line, which includes the best-selling Zum Bar goat's milk soap, $5.95. Indigo Wild's body care lineup includes things like a Frankincense & […]

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Laura Mercier Readies for Global Restage, Unveils New Logo

Laura Mercier is restaging globally, starting with a new look. "The consumer research we do tells us that the potential is global," said Marc Rey, chief executive officer of Shiseido Americas. "Laura Mercier portrays an image of beauty that is aspirational but attainable. It’s something most women can project themselves in very easily. That’s very global. The whole Shiseido organization […]

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Lubrizol Looks to Incubate Beauty Brands

Are suppliers the next big beauty investors? Lubrizol, the Berkshire-Hathaway-owned chemical supplier and manufacturer, has invested a minority stake in One Ocean Beauty, a skin-care start-up founded by Burberry veteran Marcella Cacci. One Ocean Beauty is the first brand in the portfolio of Lubrizol Skin Essentials, the company’s venture arm that was formed to incubate skin-care brands in their early […]

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