L Oreal Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Consumer ProductsCompany

L Oreal has acquired 31 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

L Oreal’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Herbal Magic for $843M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold The Body Shop International to Natura Cosméticos SA for $1.1B. L Oreal has acquired in 7 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include consumer products (80%) and healthcare services (7%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 2

L'Oreal

L'Oreal SA

41, rue Martre,
Clichy, 92117
France,
+33 1 47 56 70 00
www.loreal.com

L'Oréal is a global cosmetics company. With a portfolio of dozens of international, diverse and complementary brands, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, travel retail, and branded retail. L'Oreal was founded in 1909 and is based in Clichy, France.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 24 3 1 1 1 - 30
vol $2.7B $2.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - 1 - - 1 - 2
vol $1.1B $1.1B
  32

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Thayers Natural Remedies 2020-06-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Easton, Connecticut · www.thayers.com
Roger & Gallet 2020-02-04 - Divestiture
Paris, France · www.roger-gallet.com
Groupe Clarins - Mugler Brands and Azzaro Fragrances 2019-10-21 - Divestiture
Paris, France
Modiface, Inc. 2018-03-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.modiface.com
The Body Shop International plc 2017-06-09 1.1B EUR Divestiture
England, United Kingdom · www.thebodyshop.com
CeraVe 2017-01-10 - Divestiture
Bridgewater, New Jersey · www.cerave.com
Acnefree 2017-01-10 - Divestiture
Bridgewater, New Jersey · www.acnefree.com
Valeant Pharmaceuticals - AMBI Skincare 2017-01-10 - Divestiture
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Coloright 2014-12-19 - Add-on Acquisition
, Israel
Carol’s Daughter LLC 2014-10-20 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.carolsdaughter.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Consumer Products 24 (80%) 1.6B (59%) 1 (50%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (7%) 1.1B (41%) - -
Retail 1 (3%) - 1 (50%) 1.1B (100%)
Business Services 1 (3%) - - -
Distribution 1 (3%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - - -
Total 30 $2.7B 2 $1.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 15 758M - -
  New York 4 758M - -
  California 4 - - -
  New Jersey 3 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
France 5 260M 1 -
Canada 2 843M - -
  Ontario 2 843M - -
China 2 843M - -
United Kingdom 1 - 1 1.1B
Brazil 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
Kenya 1 - - -
Domestic 5 (17%) 260M (10%) 1 (50%) -
Cross-border 25 (83%) 2.4B (90%) 1 (50%) 1.1B (100%)
Total 30 $2.7B 2 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Ltd.
2
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $2.7B
TOTAL $2.7B
Largest Herbal Magic
$843M (2014-04-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest The Body Shop International plc
$1.1B (2017-06-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
27%
8 (27%)
Strategic(s)
27%
8 (27%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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