OPI Products Inc. , the closely held nail-care company, is in advanced talks to sell itself to a beauty-care company or private-equity firm for as much as $1 billion, said four people with knowledge of the matter.
On a cloudy November day six years ago, Paul Kim drove his silver Porsche Boxster up to the gate of a multimillion-dollar Malibu beach house just as the owner was leaving. Motioning for him to stop, Kim, the founder of Image Locations, asked to use the property for a Land’s End catalog photo shoot, explaining that a deal for a nearby home had just fallen through. The owner waved Kim in to talk with his wife. The shoot took place the next day, with the Pacific Ocean shimmering in the background. Three months later, Image Locations scheduled the house again for a TV commercial for Honda, and Kim plans another there for Marshalls in early January.
Fox’s “American Idol,” one of the most-watched U.S. television shows, added pop singer Mariah Carey as a judge for the series’ 12th season, following the departures of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez this month.