Fremman Capital enters into a put option agreement to acquire Innovative Beauty Group, a pioneering turn-key solution provider servicing retailers and brands in the Beauty and Personal Care space

Fremman Capital (“Fremman”) is pleased to announce the execution of a put option agreement to acquire Innovative Beauty Group (“IBG”), a Beauty and Personal Care service provider, part of the Albéa group.

The Company offers its clients a 360-degree product development service, with end-to-end product management capabilities addressing the more complex aspects of bringing a product to market, including the ideation of the product, formulation, filling, packaging solutions and marketing.

IBG leverages its extensive global network, with 10 offices across three different continents, to provide local expertise to its +200 customers. With creative and sourcing capabilities across North America, Europe, and Asia, IBG’s 300 employees offer unrivalled expertise across the entire Beauty and Personal Care value chain, acting as a true value-added partner to its customers.

Xavier Leclerc de Hauteclocque, CEO of IBG, said: “We look forward to this next stage of growth together with Fremman as a new shareholder. We operate in an exciting and fast- growing market with a great opportunity to scale up presence and capabilities across geographies, product categories and customer segments and further elevate our value-add and quality, following our vision to provide the best service to our clients.”

Olivier de Vregille, founding partner of Fremman, said: “We look forward to working with Xavier and his team to accelerate the growth of the company. We have been following this industry for a long time and we strongly believe in the innovative IBG model which disrupts the traditional Beauty and Personal Care supply chain while driving excellence and best results for all stakeholders.”

Subject to final closing of the contemplated transaction, Fremman will have 8 platform investments in its debut fund, which closed in 2023 having raised over €600 million. Since inception in 2020, the firm has completed six platform investments in highly growing markets: Bollo Natural Fruit (Spain), VPS (Netherlands), Medinet (UK), Palex Medical (Spain), Kids Planet (UK), and Connexta (Germany), and more than 50 add-on investments. The Fund has also recently signed the acquisition of HT Médica, one of the leading radiology operators in Spain.

The contemplated transaction is subject to the consultation of the relevant employee representative bodies of the Albea group.

About IBG

IBG is a Beauty and Personal Care service provider, helping businesses create quality beauty products. The Company covers the entire value chain, offering a wide spectrum of solutions from design to formulation, packaging and marketing. IBG has an international team of over 300 people across 10 locations worldwide. For more information about IBG please visit: https://innovativebeautygroup.com/

About Fremman

Fremman is a pan-European, mid-market investment firm with offices in London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Munich and Paris that looks to partner with successful management teams to help transform businesses from local champions to multinational sustainable leaders. Its senior Partners have a long history working together, with over 100 years of combined investment experience. Fremman’s goal is to build better, more sustainable businesses that have a positive impact on society.

For more information about Fremman please visit: https://fremman.com/

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