Amyris (AMRS) & Nikko Chemicals Establish Cosmetic Ingredients

INSIDER MONKEY | January 11, 2017

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Industrial bioscience company Amyris Inc (NASDAQ:AMRS) has established a cosmetic ingredients joint venture with Nikko Chemicals Co., a Japanese specialty cosmetic provider. Nikko has distributed Amyris’ cosmetic ingredients in the Japanese market for years, making the venture a great fit. The agreement includes the purchase of 50% of Amyris’ Neossance business by Nikko, for what amounts to around $20 million. Amyris Inc (NASDAQ:AMRS) will receive $10 million upfront, while the other half is set to be structured as an earn-out over the course of the first three years.

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