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Revlon to buy peer Elizabeth Arden for US$419m

Cosmetics giant bets that the merger can reinvigorate both companies' brands

New York

REVLON Inc will acquire Elizabeth Arden Inc for about US$419 million, a wager that uniting two ageing cosmetics giants can reinvigorate both companies' brands.

The US$14-a-share deal values Elizabeth Arden at about US$870 million when debt is included, New York-based

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