Goldman Sachs tantea the purchase of The Body Shop. The arm investor of the us investment bank pujará by the chain of cosmetics, which are currently owned by L’oréal, by 600 million pounds (750,8 million dollars).
L’oréal began to probe the sale of the chain in February of this year for a value of 850 to 1,000 million euros (1.066,7 million dollars). The giant French acquired the company, which operates 3,000 stores in 66 countries, a decade ago, for 652 million pounds (695,5 million dollars).
In the bid for the chain of cosmetic, brokered by Lazard, have participated Emmanuel Osti, former ceo of L’occitane, along with the fund CVC Capital Partners for 350 million pounds (437,9 million) and the venture capital funds Advent International, Apax Partners or Carlyle.
The company of natural cosmetics recoiled in 2016, a 6.3%, to 321 million euros (342,4 million dollars). In 2015 The Body Shop recorded a decline of 0.9% of sales for the surface comparable.