Sale of Japanese skincare brand Fancl's Asia business attracts Carlyle, MBK

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The sale of Japanese skincare brand Fancl’s Asia business outside its home country has drawn preliminary interest from buyout firms including Carlyle Group Inc. and MBK Partners, people with knowledge of the matter said.

CMC Holdings Ltd., which is selling the business, has asked for first-round indicative bids as soon as the end of November, the people said. Hillhouse Capital and Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd. are also studying the business, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the matter is private.

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