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L’Oréal announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire NIELY COSMETICOS in Brazil. Founded in 1981 by Daniel Fonseca de Jesus, Niely Cosmeticos is the largest independent hair coloration and hair care company in Brazil, one of the world’s largest hair color and hair care markets.
With net revenue of 405 million Brazilian Reals (140 million euros) in 2013, the Niely Cosmeticos group has two main brands: Cor & Ton for hair coloration and Niely Gold for shampoos and care. Sold at accessible prices and enjoying a large penetration among the country’s middle class, Niely Cosmeticos products are widely distributed throughout retailers and wholesalers, supermarkets, pharmacies and perfumery chains. Furthermore, Niely Cosmeticos has industrial and logistical facilities in Nova Iguaçu, in the State of Rio.
Daniel Fonseca de Jesus, founder of Niely Group said, “We are delighted to join L’Oréal. We are convinced this operation will allow Cor & Ton and Niely Gold consumers to benefit from all of L’Oréal’s marketing and Research & Innovation expertise. It is also a great opportunity for our people to pursue Niely’s adventure within the world’s leading beauty company.”
Daniel Fonseca de Jesus will be joining L’Oréal Brazil’s Strategic Committee as Vice-President.
“The acquisition of Niely Cosmeticos is a strategic move for L’Oréal in Latin America and Brazil, one of the biggest and fastest growing hair color and hair care markets in the world where consumers have a long tradition of beauty and demanding expectations” said Frédéric Rozé, Executive Vice-President of L’Oréal in charge of the Americas.
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