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M&A Catches the Green Wave

12:35 PM MDT | May 26, 2008 | Esther D’Amico in Edison

The global personal care industry has long been consolidating but the growing trend of using more natural ingredients is driving many of the recent M&A deals, said suppliers exhibiting at the New York chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists show, held earlier this month at Edison, NJ. Products containing ingredients from renewable resources command some 30% of the $8 billion-$10 billion personal care ingredient market, says Kline & Co. (Little Falls, NJ). The high growth potential of these products, which some suppliers also call...

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