Coty Hints At Sweetened $10B Avon Bid If It Gets More Info

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT) -- Beauty product company Coty Inc. on Monday said it would consider boosting its initial $10 billion offer for big-name rival Avon Products Inc. if Avon would open itself to discussions and allow Coty access to some of its confidential information.

In a letter to Avon chairwoman Andrea Jung, Coty pressed for access to private financial and strategic information so it can better gauge Avon's value and perhaps post a new offer, though for now Coty restated its $23.25 per-share bid, a 27 percent premium over Avon's...
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