Industry News

  • Swander Pace Capital Sells Gilchrest & Soames

    November 2, 2015
    Private equity firm Swander Pace Capital has sold Gilchrist & Soames to Guest Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco Corporation. Terms were not disclosed. Guest Supply is a world leader in providing products to enhance hotel guests&r…


  • High Ridge Acquires Salon Grafix

    November 2, 2015
    High Ridge Brands Co. has acquired Continental Fragrances, Ltd., owner of the Salon Grafix hair styling brand, from SG Holdings Acquisition, Inc. Terms and conditions of the transaction were not disclosed.…


  • Brad-Pak Mourns Founder

    November 2, 2015
    Vince T. Brady, founder of Brad-Pak Enterprises, passed away on Sept. 26, 2015. After serving in the Army assigned to NATO forces in Naples, Italy, Brady began his career working for various manufacturers and distributors in the cosmetic packaging in…


  • IFF To Collaborate with Vapor Communications

    November 2, 2015
    International Flavors & Fragrances and tech startup Vapor Communications will collaborate to advance the future of digital scent, the companies announced, by combining certain Vapor software and hardware scent platform with IFF scent technology a…


  • Schülke Mourns Siegert

    November 2, 2015
    Schülke & Mayr has announced that long-time employee Wolfgang Siegert passed away on Aug. 15, 2015 after a long illness. For more than 40 years, Siegert worked as expert and line manager. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge with colleagues, cus…


  • 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…