JD Sports’ Acquisition Of Hairburst

In UK Pinsent Masons, advised on the matter.

Pinsent Masons advised Hairburst with a team including Tom Leman (Picture – Corporate M&A), Samantha Lewis (Corporate M&A).

The acquisition of Hairburst marks JD Sports’ initial move into the beauty market, with ambitious growth plans to develop Hairburst into a leader within the sector through further acquisitions of complementary entrepreneurial businesses.

Hairburst produces premium hair care and strengthening products including shampoos, vitamins, accessories, and growth and volume serums. The digitally native brand is hugely popular with millennials and Gen Z consumers with its Instagram handle boasting over 1.5 million followers. It has a strong online customer base across the UK, France, Italy, US, MENA and SE Asia and is fast growing within major beauty retailers such as Lookfantastic, Sephora, Holland & Barrett, Boots and Superdrug.

The Pinsent Masons team acting on the deal was led by head of Retail and Consumer Tom Leman (Picture) and included wellbeing lead Samantha Lewis, Josh Willis, Joshua Flew and Paul Galbraith.


Involved fees earner: Tom Leman – Pinsent Masons; Samantha Lewis – Pinsent Masons; Joshua Willis – Pinsent Masons;

Law Firms: Pinsent Masons;

Clients: Hairburst;

Author: Giulia Di Palma