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Amorepacific Buys American Beauty Brand Tata Harper

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The South Korean beauty conglomerate says it has acquired the brand’s parent Tata’s Natural Alchemy as a stepping stone for its plan to accelerate expansion across North America.

Founded in 2010 by Tata and Henry Harper, the upmarket American ‘clean beauty’ brand’s products are sold across online channels including Net-A-Porter and Cult Beauty, along with about 800 offline stores, including the Sephora and Neiman Marcus chains.

To complete the acquisition, Amorepacific has created a US special acquisition company (Spac) with capital of $125 million.  The deal with Tata Natural will further strengthen Amorepacific’s presence in the North American market, where in the second quarter of this year its sales soared by 66 percent year on year.

However, not all brands in the group’s portfolio have been a hit in the US. Last year the K-beauty giant announced that it was shuttering all stores of its innisfree brand in North America, citing pressures from the pandemic.

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