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Nestle Will Sweeten Its Skin-Care Offering With Valeant Derm Brands

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Swiss food and beverage company Nestle SA is growing its stake in skin care, particularly in North America, with its pending $1.4 billion acquisition of five aesthetic dermatology brands from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., which would be folded into the firm’s Nestle Skin Care Health division. Subject to regulatory approval, the deal demonstrates the firm’s new commitment to health and wellness, says analyst.

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