// The Hut Group has acquired Christophe Robin to its growing stable of beauty retailers
// Acquisition comes shortly after THG announced a newly-improved £765m banking facility
// THG is also the owner of online retailers Lookfantastic.com, Espa, RY, Glossbox & Illamasqua
The Hut Group has acquired French online luxury hair care retailer Christophe Robin in an undisclosed deal.
Established in Paris in 1999 by its namesake, celebrity colourist Christophe Robin, the brand has seen its sales increase by over 40 per cent for each of the last two years.
Christophe Robin products are formulated with over 80 per cent natural ingredients – and are free from parabens, silicone, SLS, oxidants, ammonia and not tested on animals.
It is available direct to consumers via its own website as well as via high street retailers such as Sephora and Spake NK throughout the UK, the US, mainland Europe and Asia.
The Hut Group’s acquisition of Christophe Robin comes after it revealed a newly improved group banking facility in excess of $1 billion (£765 million) earlier this month.
The online retailer secured the facility to support its upcoming investments in the beauty and technology sector.
Christophe Robin now joins The Hut Group’s stable of online beauty retailers, Lookfantastic.com, Espa, RY, Glossbox & Illamasqua – all of which were acquired by the company as part of an expansion drive in the last two or three years.
“Christophe Robin products are a perfect addition to THG’s portfolio of brands, with a strong ethos and positioning within the haircare market,” The Hut Group chief executive Matthew Moulding said.
“We will leverage our world-class ecommerce platform, THG Ingenuity, and our global marketing structure to take the brand to new customers across the world.
“Natural beauty products are continuing to take the industry by storm and combined with the brand’s expertise in luxury haircare, this is an exciting time for us to invest in the brand, product development and people, to deliver the next stage of growth.”
Christophe Robin himself saif: “Together with my chief executive and partner Géraldine Hieronimus, we are proud of growing the Christophe Robin brand by an average of over 40 per cent over the last three years and exporting our unique natural luxury French hair care products to more than 35 countries.
“I am excited to see my brand continue its adventure going forward with The Hut Group.
“I am looking forward to seeing Christophe Robin continue to innovate and grow with The Hut Group’s strong resources.”