P&G to help set up dental clinics to support Olympic athletes, coaches
CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has announced that Oral-B, Blend-a-Med and Crest are setting up dental clinics in each of the three Olympic Winter Games villages to provide dental screenings, routine dental care, emergency care and products for athletes and coaches for the duration of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
“This partnership is part of P&G’s commitment to improving lives worldwide. We believe that every day is full of opportunities to open up to the world and that the more confident you are in the health of your mouth, the more confidently you open up to the world around you,” Paul Warren, director of Global Professional and Scientific Relations for P&G Global Oral Care, stated. “As such, Oral-B, Blend-a-Med and Crest offer a comprehensive line-up of toothpastes, mouthwashes, toothbrushes and flosses and provide consumers with innovative, targeted solutions designed to meet specific oral care needs.”
P&G Oral Care has developed their dental program with the advice of Dr. Tony Clough, who was the lead onsite consultant during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and has been a key consultant to P&G Oral Care in all Olympic Games since. He calls the implementation of the on-site resource an important milestone. In fact, in an International Olympic Committee evaluation of the health of athletes following the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, it was determined that dental care is of utmost importance to promote good athletic function and the ability of the athlete to compete at an optimal level without being compromised by dental disease or an otherwise preventable emergency, P&G stated.
Up to 600 Olympic athletes, coaches and officials are expected to visit the dental clinics during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
TPG Growth acquires majority stake in e.l.f. Cosmetics
FORT WORTH, Texas — Putting the industry buzz to rest, TPG Growth, the equity investment platform of TPG, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in e.l.f. Cosmetics from company founders and equity investor TSG Consumer Partners.
Existing management will continue to have an investment in and an ongoing role with the company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
"Through its differentiated approach, e.l.f.’s offering has resonated among a key segment of the cosmetics market,” stated John Bailey, principal at TPG Growth. “We believe that many opportunities lie ahead, and are happy to partner with e.l.f. to build the company and accelerate its already impressive growth trajectory.”
“Our team is proud of what we have built and are extremely excited to have a value-added partner like TPG Growth to help us scale the business,” added Joey Shamah, co-founder of e.l.f. Cosmetics. “Their track record in building consumer businesses, international distribution relationships, e-commerce capabilities, global operational resources and access to incremental talent make them an ideally suited partner for our company. We are very excited to build upon our strong foundation and deliver even more value to our consumers and retail partners.”
Nielsen Holdings to complete Harris Interactive merger
NEW YORK — Nielsen Holdings on Monday announced that it has completed the tender offer by Nielsen and its wholly owned subsidiary, Prime Acquisition Corp., to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Harris Interactive, a global market research firm. Nielsen expects to complete the acquisition of Harris through a merger under Delaware law. Upon the completion of the merger, Harris Interactive will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Nielsen and its shares will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
Harris Interactive will be integrated into Nielsen’s Buy business segment, which provides information and insights to manufacturers and retailers that helps them make more informed and impactful business decisions. Nielsen will retain the Harris Poll brand.
“Harris Interactive is a natural fit with Nielsen’s portfolio of solutions, as the organization shares Nielsen’s commitment to deliver robust and integrated insights to clients to drive business outcomes,” stated John Lewis, president – Americas for Nielsen. “This acquisition enables deeper insights into consumer sentiment, as well as what consumers are watching and buying, while also expanding our footprint with important industry verticals, including pharmaceutical, automotive and financial services.”