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Clariant announces the acquisition of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics from IFF

Clariant annonce la rachat de Lucas Meyer Cosmetics à IFF

Swiss chemicals group Clariant has announced that it will acquire cosmetics ingredients supplier Lucas Meyer Cosmetics from International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) for $810 million. This acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2024.

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“The proposed acquisition of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics marks another major step forward for Clariant’s purpose-led growth strategy. It will strengthen our position as a true specialty chemical company, our exposure towards consumer markets, and our footprint in North America, while supporting our goal to accelerate customer- and sustainability-driven innovation. In addition, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics brings a highly experienced leadership team with an excellent track record”, said Conrad Keijzer, Chief Executive Officer of Clariant. “By combining our personal care ingredients portfolio with Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, Clariant will become a leader in the high value cosmetic ingredients space, one of the most attractive, profitable, and fastest-growing specialty chemicals markets.”

The logic behind this acquisition is based on Clariant’s and Lucas Meyer Cosmetics’ complementarity in customer portfolio, product portfolio, regional strongholds and capabilities in R&D and marketing, making the combination of Clariant and Lucas Meyer Cosmetics a uniquely positioned solutions provider for high value personal care brands.
The proposed transaction allows Clariant to further transform its portfolio towards high-growth, high-margin and highly cash generative specialty chemicals businesses and consumer end-markets underpinned by accelerating demand for natural and sustainable products.

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