Suppliers of natural ingredients are the most attractive acquisition targets

Dynamic Personal Care Actives Market Draws Heightened M&A Activity, Particularly in the Naturals Space

Globally, the personal care active ingredients market is one of the most innovation-driven ingredients marketplaces after pharmaceuticals. The ever-increasing quest for natural products with high efficacy and visible results by consumers drives the industry towards a dynamic environment of research and technological competence. This dynamic marketplace, offering viable growth opportunities, is drawing investments within the personal care active ingredients market.Continue reading

Specialty Actives in Personal Care

Changes in Active Cosmetics Ingredients Business Acquisition Patterns

Within the chemical industry, the personal care ingredients segment has traditionally been seen as a key growth area for manufacturers of specialty chemicals. The combination of factors that make this market attractive include its robust size and the above-average, sustainable growth rates. However, a specific segment of the personal care ingredients industry is considered by many as even more attractive active ingredients.

This segment’s higher profit margins and close to double-digit growth has attracted many ingredient manufacturers over the last two decades. Succeeding in this specialty niche requires a particular set of skills (notably claim substantiation, which is a key).Continue reading