Body Shop enters exclusive sale talks with Aurelius

Body Shop Birmingham

Private equity house Aurelius is in exclusive talks to acquire health and beauty retailer The Body Shop, which is being sold by owner Natura &Co.

A deal is likely to be concluded next month, according to Sky News, and it is thought that The Body Shop’s valuation will be less than £500m. The sale process has been overseen by Morgan Stanley.

Aurelius already owns Footasylum, which it bought from JD Sports, and LloydsPharmacy, which it has been selling off in parcels.

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