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IFF to Expand into Cosmetics Ingredients

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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. announced that it has made a binding offer for the acquisition of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a business of Unipex Group. The transaction is structured as a binding offer in order to allow the seller to consult with its French works council prior to entering into the final purchase agreement. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015 and is subject to exclusivity protection.

“The addition of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics to the IFF portfolio aligns well with our strategic growth initiative to strengthen and expand our portfolio,” said IFF chairman and CEO Andreas Fibig.

“This acquisition would combine our fragrance expertise, global commercial network, leadership in natural ingredients, and unique R&D pipeline with Lucas Meyer Cosmetics’ research and cosmetics ingredients innovation,” added Nicolas Mirzayantz, Group President Fragrances.