Body Shop bought by Brazil’s Natura

Brazilian cosmetics group Natura has confirmed it is buying UK cosmetics chain The Body Shop. Natura is thought to be paying 1bn euros ($1.1bn; £880m) to the French group L'Oreal, which has owned The Body...

Gin distiller Sipsmith bought by Beam Suntory

Japanese spirits conglomerate Beam Suntory is to buy the London craft gin distiller Sipsmith. Beam - which also owns the Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbon brands - will pay an undisclosed sum for the...