DCC Healthcare Acquires UPL

On 30 January, DCC Healthcare strengthened DCC Health & Beauty Solutions through the recent acquisition of Universal Products (Lytham) Manufacturing Limited ("Universal"), a British contract manufacturer of creams and liquids, based on an enterprise valuation of £13.45 million.

Universal develops, manufactures and packs a wide range of skincare, hair-care and pharmaceutical products for its customer base of British and international beauty and healthcare brand owners. The business employs 248 at its MHRA licensed facility in Kirkham, Lancashire. Combining Universal with its existing creams and liquids activities will allow DCC Health & Beauty Solutions to offer customers enhanced manufacturing and packing capability across two high quality, licensed facilities; in addition to product development, formulation, regulatory and technical services.