Industry News

  • Ultra/Standard Acquires TextureMedia

    November 2, 2015
    Ultra/Standard, a multicultural hair care and beauty distribution company, has acquired TextureMedia, a hair care social media community. The companies say they will utilize synergies to increase product knowledge and amplify consumer education.…

  • Madison Reed Secures Funding

    November 2, 2015
    Madison Reed, the direct-to-consumer hair color firm, has announced a $16.1 million Series C round of funding. Comcast Ventures and Shea Ventures join existing investors Norwest Venture Partners and True Ventures in the round. The additional funding…

  • KDC Continues Acquisition Streak

    KDC Continues Acquisition Streak

    October 23, 2015
    California Technologies follows last week's purchase of another contract manufacturer.

  • Azelis Group to Acquire Koda Distribution

    Azelis Group to Acquire Koda Distribution

    October 20, 2015
    Deal to close by the end of the year.

  • SCJ Recognized for Architecture Conservation

    SCJ Recognized for Architecture Conservation

    October 5, 2015
    Awarded a 2015 Wright Spirit Award.

  • Innospec and Chemyunion Sign Deal

    Innospec and Chemyunion Sign Deal

    October 1, 2015
    Will represent each other's products in US and Brazil.

  • Psoria-Light Units Shipped in US

    Psoria-Light Units Shipped in US

    October 1, 2015
    Unit is available in New York, Chicago, Miami and Cleveland.

  • A.I.I. Acquires Hollywood Fashion Secrets

    October 1, 2015
    American International Industries (A.I.I.) has acquired Hollywood Fashion Secrets brand. Details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Hollywood Fashion Secrets is best known for its Hollywood Fashion Tape apparel solutions, but also sells Haute…

  • Twinlab Acquires Organic Holdings

    October 1, 2015
    Twinlab Consolidated Holdings’ wholly-owned subsidiary Twinlab Consolidation Corporation (TCC) has exercised its option for the right to acquire Boca Raton, FL-based Organic Holdings LLC, distributor of Reserveage Nutrition, a supplement brand…

  • Bayer MaterialScience Is Now Covestro

    October 1, 2015
    Effective Sept. 1, Bayer’s Material-Science business is now Covestro. Bayer intends to float Covestro on the stock market by mid-2016, following through with a plan that was announced in September 2014. The name Covestro is made from a combi…

  • NBTY Acquires Dr. Organic

    October 1, 2015
    Vitamins company NBTY, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Dr. Organic, a naturally inspired skin care line in the UK. The deal, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed later this year.  The Dr. Organic…

  • Pilot Chemical Mourns Death of CEO Morrisroe

    October 1, 2015
    Pilot Chemical Company has announced the passing of former chairman and CEO Peter Lane Morrisroe on Aug. 17, 2015, in Rancho Mirage, CA. Morrisroe was 75.…

  • HandStands Buys California Scents

    October 1, 2015
    Automotive air freshener company HandStands, Draper, UT, has acquired California Scents from its co-founder and owner Linda Doppes. California Scents is a leading manufacturer and distributor of home and automotive air fresheners, and is known for it…

  • H20 Plus Picks Headquarters Space In Historic San Francisco Building

    October 1, 2015
    H2O Plus has signed a long-term lease for new corporate headquarters in the San Francisco Financial District. The company will take 10,000 square feet of space on the top floor of the historic 111 Sutter Street building. H2O Plus anticipates that abo…

  • Carlyle Group Acquires Blyth

    October 1, 2015
    The Carlyle Group will purchase Blyth, Inc. for $6 a share. The acquisition values Blyth at $98 million. “Blyth is a pioneer in home fragrance with well-established brands and extreme customer loyalty,” said Carlyle Managing Director D…