M&A Deal Summary

KDC/ONE Acquires Swallowfield - Manufacturing Business

On July 15, 2019, KDC/ONE acquired manufacturer Swallowfield - Manufacturing Business from Brand Architekts Group for 35M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is KDC/ONE’s 1st transaction in the Manufacturing sector.
  • This is KDC/ONE’s 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is KDC/ONE’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-07-15
Target Swallowfield - Manufacturing Business
Sector Manufacturing
Buyer(s) KDC/ONE
Sellers(s) Brand Architekts Group
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 35M GBP

Target

Swallowfield - Manufacturing Business

Wellington, United Kingdom
Swallowfield Plc - Manufacturing Business focuses on the development, formulation, and supply of products for customers which include many of the world's major brands. Having built out key specialist product areas, Swallowfield's differentiated manufacturing offering includes aerosols, hot pour products, cosmetic pencils, fragrance and gifting.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

KDC/ONE

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada

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Category Company
Founded 2002
Sector Consumer Products
Employees5,000
DESCRIPTION

KDC/ONE is a custom innovator, formulator and manufacturer serving the prestige beauty, personal care, and household sectors. KDC/ONE was established in 2002 and is based in Longueuil, Quebec.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 12
Sector (Manufacturing) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2019) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-07-02 ALKOS Group

Paris, France

ALKOS Group is a cosmetic company made up of three entities: ALKOS Cosmétiques (makeup pencils expert), INTER Cosmétiques (makeup and skincare specialist) and SAGAL Cosmétiques (perfumed soaps and deo sticks professional). ALKOS is a private label manufacturer providing full-service standard and tailor-made projects. ALKOS Group is based in Paris, France.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-11-05 Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories

Irvine, California, United States

Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories, Inc. is a provider of custom formulator for established and emerging prestige beauty brands. Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Irvine, California.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Brand Architekts Group

Teddington, United Kingdom

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Category Company
Founded 1986
Sector Consumer Products
Employees40
Revenue 16M GBP (2021)
DESCRIPTION

Brand Architekts Group is a entity which engages in the development, formulation, and supply of personal care and beauty products. Swallowfield Plc has a world major reputation in the development and manufacture of aerosol products. Bag on Valve, Bag in Can, haircare, body care, shaving, medical devices. Brand Architekts Group was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Teddington, the United Kingdom.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Manufacturing) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2019) 1 of 1