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The Estée Lauder Cos. to Acquire Tom Ford

It’s official: The Estée Lauder Cos. is the new owner of Tom Ford, marking the beauty giant’s first venture into the fashion world and its biggest deal ever. Paying $2.3 billion to acquire the luxury fashion, beauty and eyewear brand, Lauder outbid rival Kering, which was reported earlier this month to be a front-runner for the company. Ermenegildo Zegna Group and […]

Estee Lauder in Talks to Acquire Tom Ford Luxury Brand

The Estée Lauder Cos. has emerged as a surprise front-runner to acquire Tom Ford International, according to industry sources. While it’s far from a done deal, and banking sources said there are still other players in the picture, the owner of Clinique, Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone is said to be in talks to acquire the luxury […]