Nestle to sell 48.5M L'Oréal shares to L'Oréal for cancelation The Nestlé (NSRGY) board has approved the sale of 48.5M L'Oreal (LRLCY) shares to L'Oréal for cancellation. Part of the proceeds will be used for the acquisition of the 50% stake of Galderma from L'Oréal, bringing our ownership of Galderma to 100%. Upon approval and completion of this transaction, Galderma will form the foundation of Nestlé Skin Health S.A. The company will also merge Bübchen, Nestlé's existing infant skin care business, into this newly-formed entity which will provide a sizeable platform for profitable growth. In addition Nestlé intends to use the cash proceeds of this transaction to launch a share buyback program.