Exclusive: Prospective bidders for The Body Shop balk at £500m valuation

The Body Shop store exterior

Private equity bidders in the running to buy The Body Shop are being put off by its Brazilian owner Natura’s high valuation on any potential sale, Retail Week can reveal.

As Retail Week first reported, cosmetic giant Natura & Co is holding out for between £400m and £500m for the UK-based ethical health and beauty chain.

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