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M&A - Valora in large acquisition

July 2011

MAQS Law Firm has advised Valora Holding AG, a listed Swiss company, in connection with the acquisition of Scandinavian Cosmetics AB (ScanCo)

ScanCo is the clear market leader among Sweden’s independent cosmetics distributors. The company’s 2010 sales amounted to more than DKK 460 million (€ 61 million). ScanCo’s product range encompasses many exclusive brands, including Max Factor, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Gucci, Dolce Gabbana, Escada, Bvlgari, Clarins and many others.

Valora is a finansially robust, independent trading company operating on a Europe-wide scale. The Valora Group’s three divisions – Valora Retail, Valora Media and Valora Trade (distribution of fast-moving consumer goods) – operate in 10 European countries with a staff of 6,500 employees. In 2010, the Valora Group’s external sales amounted to more than DKK 18 billion (€ 2.4 billion).

Following Valora’s purchase of EMH in 2010, its acquisition of ScanCo marks a further significant milestone in the creation of a cross-border Scandinavian cosmetics platform.

For further information please contact Christian Vinding Thomsen.

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