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Estee Lauder Companies Signals Growing Luxury Appetite, Possible M&A On Horizon

Executive Summary

ELC’s Guillaume Jesel has been named president of global brands overseeing Tom Ford Beauty and Balmain Beauty, the latter targeted for launch in fall 2024 under a licensing agreement with the French fashion house announced on 26 September. Jesel also will head up luxury business development with a “key role in prospective acquisitions and investment strategy.”

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