Cosmetic Specialties International is Acquired by Airlite Plastics

The acquisition of Cosmetic Specialties, or CSI, a manufacturer of containers for the beauty and skincare industries, will allow Airlite to expand its U.S. footprint and enter the cosmetics industry through a well-established industry player, the company said in a release.

Airlite hired Bridgepoint Investment Banking in Omaha as its buy-side advisor targeting companies with proprietary product lines, a strong management team, a similar culture and a strong commitment to shared values, Airlite said in its release. Financial terms of the deal between Cosmetic Specialties in Oxnard and Airlite in Omaha, Neb. were not disclosed.

Airlite Chief Executive Brad Crosby that the company is excited for the future with CSI. “We gave the Bridgepoint team a narrow list of criteria and they delivered,” Crosby said in a statement. “Throughout the entire process, they provided a thoughtful external perspective, deep market knowledge and advisory excellence.”

CSI was founded in 1978 and grew into a leading manufacturer of plastic injection-molded jars, caps, liners and closures made from traditional plastics and recycled resins, the company said on its website.


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