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Coty Would Shrink By A Third With Professional, Brazil Biz Divestures; Analysts React

Executive Summary

The world’s third-largest beauty company is changing direction following an acquisition tear in recent years, now exploring strategic options for its Professional hair care/salon and Brazilian businesses to reduce debt and sharpen its focus on Luxury and Consumer fragrance, makeup and skin care. The 21 October announcement has lifted Coty’s stock roughly 18%, though analyst takes are mixed.

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