Eric Ryan Sells A Third Brand With Unilever’s Acquisition Of Welly

Unilever has acquired a majority stake in Welly Health PBC, the playful bandage brand from the mind of entrepreneurial consumer packaged goods maverick Eric Ryan, for an undisclosed price. The deal comes less than two years after...

Dame Products’ Alexandra Fine On Her Brand’s $4M Seed Round, Selling Vibrators In Department Stores And Sex Talk On Social Media

Dame Products has closed a $4 million seed round, marking the sexual wellness brand’s first capital raise since drawing $970,000 through crowdfunding campaigns for the launch of its hands-free couples vibrator Eva in 2014 and...

Biossance Parent Company Amyris Acquires Clean Skincare Brand Terasana To Move Into Cannabis Beauty

In its first consumer brand acquisition, biotechnology firm Amyris Inc. has picked up natural skincare brand Terasana with the goal of pushing it into the cannabis beauty market. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Amyris’s purchase...

Reckitt Benckiser Group Acquires Bold Feminine Wellness Brand Queen V

In a major development for the millennial-driven crop of startups striving to reinvent feminine hygiene, Reckitt Benckiser Group has acquired Queen V, a brand that’s brought a bold voice to the segment at mass retailers. Terms of...

InstaNatural Is Acquired In A Deal Involving An Affiliate Of Monogram Capital Partners

InstaNatural, which has sold millions of serums via Amazon, has itself been sold in a deal involving Monogram Capital Partners. A portfolio company of the investment firm acquired the skincare brand, according to Oliver Nordlinger, co-founder...

Curlsmith Raises Series A Funding To Fuel Its Ambition To Become A Global Haircare Leader

Curlsmith, already the top textured haircare brand at Ulta Beauty, aims to be the top textured haircare brand globally. It’s received a major boost in its effort to get there from a series A funding round led...