Bloomberg reported the news, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.
The company, which Charterhouse bought from Bridgepoint in 2006 for €490m, competes with the likes of LVMH’s Sephora and Hutchison Whampoa’s Marionnaud Parfumeries.
Nocibe sells its own beauty products as well as others such as La Petite Robe Noire fragrance by Guerlain, pictured, and has about 450 outlets in France.
The Villeneuve d’Ascq-based company could be valued at about 10-times EBITDA of about €60m, valuing it at around €600m, the report said.
It was founded in 1984 and today employs 3,000 staff and had sales of €670m in 2011.
Charterhouse also recently hired Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs to sell Ista, the German energy metering company the firm owns alongside CVC Capital Partners.
Marketing materials will be sent out early this year and tentative bids for the company, which could fetch up to about €3bn, are expected during the first quarter, Reuters reported.
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