Avon Rejects $10B Acquisition Offer
Struggling beauty products seller Avon Products on Monday rejected a buyout offer worth about $10 billion from fragrance maker Coty Inc. Coty went public with the bid for Avon on Monday. It said the offer was an increase from a previous bid of $22.25 per share. The new offer is a 20 percent premium to Avon's Friday closing price of $19.36. But Avon said Monday that the offer is basically the same as Coty's previous one. Avon said its board still believes Coty's offer is not in the best interest of shareholders and that it undervalues the New York company.