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Kao Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Beauty Care Business, Human Health Care Business, Fabric and Home Care Business, and Chemical Business. The Beauty Care Business segment offers cosmetics; skin and body care products, such as facial and body cleansers; and hair care products, including shampoos and conditioners, and hair styling agents primarily under the Sofina, Kanebo, Molton Brown, Bioré, Jergens, Asience, John Frieda, and Goldwell brand names. The Human Health Care Business segment provides functional health beverages, feminine and baby care products, and oral care products primarily under the brand names of Laurier and Merries. The Fabric and Home Care Business segment offers fabric care products, including laundry detergents, fabric softeners, and bleaching products; and home care products comprising dishwashing detergents and house cleaning products principally under the brand names of Attack, Haiter, and Magiclean brand names. The Chemical Business segment manufactures and sells oleo chemicals, performance chemicals, and specialty chemicals, as well as develops various chemical products, such as fat and oil derivatives and surfactants, functional polymers, and fragrances, which are produced from natural oils and fats primarily under the brand names of KALCOL, EMAL, MIGHTY, and TUFTONE. This segment serves paper and pulp, food products, pharmaceutical products, electronics, civil engineering and construction, information media, electronics, and other industries. The company was formerly known as Kao Soap Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Kao Corporation in 1982. Kao Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

32,707 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/25/15
Founded in 1887

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Kao Corporation to Report Q1, 2015 Results on Apr 23, 2015

Kao Corporation announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results on Apr 23, 2015

Procter & Gamble Reportedly Seeks Buyer For Wella Brand

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) is looking for buyer for Wella brand, sources say. Procter & Gamble is soliciting bids on its Wella salon brand, its fragrance business and unnamed cosmetics brands. Sources told Bloomberg news service that P&G is looking to sell them together or individually and could reap up to $19 billion. P&G officials declined to comment on April 8, 2015. Procter & Gamble has reached out to potential buyers including Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (DB:HEN3), Revlon, Inc. (NYSE:REV), Unilever plc (LSE:ULVR), Kao Corporation (TSE:4452) and Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY), Bloomberg said.

PG To Sell Its Beauty Brands

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) is looking to sell its Wella hair care unit, cosmetics brands and its fragrance business, people familiar with the matter said. P&G has sent out sale documents to potential bidders Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (DB:HEN3), Revlon, Inc. (NYSE:REV), Unilever plc (LSE:ULVR), Kao Corporation (TSE:4452), Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY), the people said. Officials at P&G, Henkel, Revlon, Coty and Kao declined to comment. Unilever didn’t immediately respond to requests to comment.

 

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