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Unilever to buy Carver Korea for $2.7 billion

  • Unilever has bought cosmetics firm Carver Korea for 2.27 billion euros ($2.71 billion)
  • Bain and Goldman Sachs jointly bought a roughly 60 percent majority stake in Carver for around $500 million last year
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Unilever has agreed to buy cosmetics firm Carver Korea for 2.27 billion euros ($2.71 billion) from Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and the company's founder as it expands its beauty and personal care business.

The Anglo-Dutch company announced the deal on Monday, saying Carver was the fastest-growing skincare business in South Korea, through sales of its A.H.C brand.

Unilever said the range includes "Eye Cream for Face", along with essences, toners, moisturizers, masks, and sun protection.

Bain and Goldman Sachs jointly bought a roughly 60 percent majority stake in Carver for around $500 million last year, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Carver Korea, Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs were not available for immediate comment.