safety. Similarly, the emergence of countries such as China and
Brazil is opening up new opportunities for restaurants and food
Ecolab notes that an aging population is driving demand in
both hospitality and health care segments, which should increase
sales of infection control products and services.
Good growth in Asia, Latin America and the US, helped Ecolab’s first quarter 2011 sales rise 6% to $1.5 billion.
New York, NY
Sales: $3.8 billion
$3.8 billion (estimated) for the year ended June 30, 2010.
Bernd Beetz, chief executive officer; Peter Harf, chairman; Sergio
Pedreiro, chief financial officer; Michele Scannavini, president, Coty
Prestige; Renato Semerari, president, Coty Beauty; Darryl McCall,
executive VP-global operations; Géraud-Marie Lacassagne, senior
VP-human resources; Jules Kaufman, senior VP, general counsel,
secretary of the board.
Fragrances and beauty products sold in two divisions. Coty Prestige—Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Chloé,
Chopard, Davidoff, Jennifer Lopez, Jil Sander, Joop!, Karl Lager-feld, Kenneth Cole, L.A.M.B. fragrance by Gwen Stefani, La Voce
by Reneée Fleming, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Nikos, Philosophy,
Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood and Wolfgang Joop; Coty Beauty—Adidas, Astor, Baby Phat, Beyoncé
Knowles, Celine Dion, Chupa Chups, David and Victoria Beck-ham, Esprit, Exclamation, Faith Hill, Guess?, Halle Berry, Jovan,
Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, La Cross, Lady Gaga, Manhattan,
Manhattan Clearface, Miss Sporty, Nautica, N.Y.C. New York
Color, Nicole by OPI, OPI, Pierre Cardin, Playboy, Rimmel, Sally
Hansen, Stetson, Tim McGraw, TJoy and Tonino Lamborghini.
Reveal by Halle Berry. Acquisitions—OPI, TJoy and Dr. Scheller
Fueled by the public’s fascination with all things celebrity, privately-held Coty continues to post double-digit sales gains year after year.
“Look around. Celebrities are becoming more and more impor-
tant in cinema, in art, in fashion,” Coty CEO Bernd Beetz told
Reuters.“It’s in the DNA of society.”
While stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga
may be consumers’ DNA, acquisitions can be the growth hormone
that companies, and their backers, crave.
Sales: $3.1 billion
$3.1 billion. Net income: $64 million.
Helen Johnson-Leipold, chairman; Edward F. Lonergan, president
and chief executive officer; John Alexander, regional president,
Americas; Moreno Dezio, regional president, Europe; Nobuyoshi
Yamanaka, regional president, Japan; Yagmur Sagnak, regional
president, Asia-Pacific, Africa, Middle East, Turkey; Pedro
Chidichimo, president, global customer solutions and innovation.