Beiersdorf’s Acquisition of Chantecaille Beauté Inc.

Freshfields, working alongside McCarthy Tétrault LLP, represented Beiersdorf on the deal. Kirkland advised Chantecaille.

Beiersdorf has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire prestige beauty brand Chantecaille.

Founded by Sylvie Chantecaille in 1997, the brand offers a range of skin care, fragrance and cosmetics products based on botanical ingredients with a strong focus on sustainability and philanthropy. The company is headquartered in New York with global presence and a particular strength in North America and Asia. In 2021, it is expected that Chantecaille will generate global sales in excess of USD 100 million.

The company will continue to be managed separately as a selective brand in the Beiersdorf Group next to La Prairie.

The Freshfields team was led by corporate/M&A partners Paul Humphreys (Picture) and Stephan Waldhausen, together with associate Anthony Paladino, counsel Lucas Schweitzer, associate Constanze Roth and trainee Isabella Coutts in the United States and Germany; global antitrust partners Jenn Mellott, Mary Lehner and Uta Itzen and principal associate Benjamin Schoo; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Lori Goodman, counsel Thomas Granetzny, principal associate Sarah Rohmann, senior associate Jordan Salzman and associate Chaim Leggiere; tax partner Claude Stansbury and associate Brendan Counihan; IP/tech transactions partners Mena Kaplan and Matthias Koch, principal associate Tanja Temmert and associate Marissa Yu; data privacy and security partner Christine Lyon, counsel Brock Dahl, principal associate Tibor Szigetvari and associates Sina Burmeister and Robert Barton; general compliance principal associate Lukas Pomaroli and regulatory compliance counsel Sascha Arnold.

Kirkland & Ellis advised Chantecaille Inc., USA with a team including Amanda Border, Jennifer Perkins, with assistance from partners Michele Cumpston and Damon Fisher, and associates Emily Deagen, Hannah Dudley, William Lay, Molly Boyd and Iris Ryou. The team also included technology & IP transactions partner Shellie Freedman and technology & IP transactions associates Bernadette Coppola and Bomin Kim, and tax partners Sara Zablotney and Tara Rhoades and associate Nithya Sheshadri.

The McCarthy Tétrault team consisted of Chrystelle Chevalier-Gagnon and Alexis Hudon.

Involved fees earner: Sascha Arnold – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Robert Barton – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Sina Burmeister – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Brendan Counihan – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Brock Dahl – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Lori Goodman – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Thomas Granetzny – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Paul Humphreys – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Uta Itzen – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Mena Kaplan – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Matthias Koch – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Mary Lehner – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Christine Lyon – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Jennifer Mellott – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Anthony Paladino – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Lukas Pomaroli – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Sarah Rohmann – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Constanze Roth – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Jordan Salzman – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Benjamin Schoo – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Lucas Schweitzer – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Claude Stansbury – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Tibor Szigetvari – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Tanja Temmert – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Stephan Waldhausen – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Marissa Yu – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Amanda Border – Kirkland & Ellis; Molly Boyd – Kirkland & Ellis; Bernadette Coppola – Kirkland & Ellis; Michele Cumpston – Kirkland & Ellis; Emily Deagen – Kirkland & Ellis; Hannah Dudley – Kirkland & Ellis; Damon Fisher – Kirkland & Ellis; Bomin Kim – Kirkland & Ellis; William Lay – Kirkland & Ellis; Jennifer Perkins – Kirkland & Ellis; Tara Rhoades – Kirkland & Ellis; Iris Ryou – Kirkland & Ellis; Nithya Sheshadri – Kirkland & Ellis; Shellie Weisfield Freedman – Kirkland & Ellis; Sara Zablotney – Kirkland & Ellis; Chrystelle Chevalier-Gagnon – McCarthy Tétrault; Alexis Hudon – McCarthy Tétrault;

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Kirkland & Ellis; McCarthy Tétrault;

Clients: Beiersdorf AG; Chantecaille Inc.;

Giulia Di Palma

Author: Giulia Di Palma