The Hut Group (THG), has acquired the luxury natural haircare brand Christophe Robin.\r\n\r\nEstablished in Paris in 1999 by its namesake, celebrity colourist Christophe Robin, the brand aims to \u201cemphasise a women\u2019s natural beauty\u201d by maintaining scalp health, nourishing hair and protecting colour. THG said the brand sits within an \u201cestablished and fast growing\u201d segment of the beauty industry and has seen its sales increase by over 40% for each of the last two years.\r\n\r\nWith more than 70 products across 10 product ranges, Christophe Robin is stocked in multiple countries including the UK, US, Europe and Asia through notable retailers such as Sephora and Space NK. The brand is also available direct to customers online through www.christophe-robin.com and THG-owned www.lookfantastic.com.\r\n\r\nTHG said the acquisition represents a further strategic investment in its international Beauty offering. THG is Europe\u2019s largest online retailer of premium beauty products \u2013 including MAC, Bobbi Brown, Est\u00e9e Lauder and Lanc\u00f4me \u2013 through Lookfantastic.com, and also owns a host of luxury beauty brands including ESPA, Mio Skincare, Mama Mio, Grow Gorgeous, Illamasqua and Ameliorate.\r\n\r\nMatthew Moulding, CEO of THG, said: \u201cChristophe Robin products are a perfect addition to THG\u2019s portfolio of brands, with a strong ethos and positioning within the haircare market.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe will leverage our world-class e-commerce platform, THG Ingenuity, and our global marketing structure to take the brand to new customers across the world. Natural beauty products are continuing to take the industry by storm and combined with the brand\u2019s expertise in luxury haircare, this is an exciting time for us to invest in the brand, product development and people, to deliver the next stage of growth.\u201d\r\n\r\nChristophe Robin, founder, added: \u201cTogether with my CEO and partner G\u00e9raldine Hieronimus, we are proud of growing the Christophe Robin brand by an average of over 40% over the last three years and exporting our unique natural luxury French hair care products to more than 35 countries.\r\n\r\n\u201cI am excited to see my brand continue its adventure going forward with The Hut Group. I am looking forward to seeing Christophe Robin continue to innovate and grow with The Hut Group\u2019s strong distribution resources.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe Hut Group were advised by DLA Piper, Deloitte and EY. Michel Dyens and Co. acted as exclusive financial advisor to Christophe Robin. Christophe Robin\u2019s salon, located 16 rue Bachaumont in Paris, remains independent and is not included in the acquisition.