Hampshire Cosmetics (Solab Group)

Sector:
Household & Personal Products

hampshire-side

Cosmetics developer & manufacturer  

Hampshire Cosmetics (Solab Group) is a developer and manufacturer of cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances.

Founded in the 1970s, Hampshire Cosmetics is an established company which manufactures a comprehensive range of products covering fragrances, body treatments, skincare and shampoos, with an impressive client base including Waitrose, Penhaligon and Philip Kingsley.

Rationale

The investment was part of a Management Buy In, led by an experienced management team which Calculus had previously backed in the past. Focus on good management teams is key for Calculus and completion of a successful exit with this team before was a strong factor in the investment decision.

The company has carved out a specialist niche in new product launches from concept creation through R&D, manufacturing, packaging and distribution. Calculus invested in 2012.