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Osman receives private equity investment from Luxcite

Osman, a London-based womenswear brand, has sold a majority stake of the company to private equity firm Luxcite. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. “Osman’s talent in creating an elegant and strong aesthetic greatly resonates with us,” Clare McKeeve, CEO of Luxcite said in a Fashion United report. “His ‘Perfect Five’ concept is relevant for today’s consumer who is …

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Universal Beauty Group raises $1.7 million to expand Végétalement Provence brand

Universal Beauty Group, a France-based natural beauty brand, has raised €1.5 million ($1.7 million at current exchange) in private equity funding. The investment came from France-based private equity firm Audacia Capital.  Jean-Marc Delabre founded Universal Beauty Group with Vincent Faraco in 2008 initially to create and sell haircare products for other beauty companies, before producing their own line of natural products. Today, UBC trades …

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Groupe Artémis acquires a minority stake in Giambattista Valli

Groupe Artémis, the majority shareholder of Kering and investment branch of the Pinault family, has acquired a minority stake in Giambattista Valli.  “In providing Maison Valli with the Artémis means and expertise, we are delighted to support its development and to contribute to the growth of this great company, driven by the immense talent of its designer,” Groupe Artémis CEO Patricia …

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Boxycharm secures private equity funding to expand beauty subscription box service

Boxycharm, a beauty subscription service based in Miami, Florida, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding. The investment came from, KarpReilly, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm. “We are very impressed with what [Boxcharm has] been able to accomplish by focusing on delivering a best-in-class experience to their subscribers and look forward to supporting them in their continued …

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