Morrison & Foerster represented the mezzanine lenders on the acquisition financing to CVC Capital Partners for the USD1.5 billion acquisition of Shiseido’s personal care business operating in 10 countries and regions, which consists of established global brands such as the market-leading haircare brand TSUBAKI and skincare label SENKA. Post-acquisition, Shiseido will continue to support the operation of the business via its 35% stake in the parent company of the newly formed special purpose entity.
The MoFo team advising the lenders was led by Partners Yemi Tépé, Singapore and Yuhki Asano, Tokyo; Associate Charlyn Lim; and Legal Executive Erica Chan, Singapore. They were supported by Of Counsels Hong Cheong Wong, Singapore and Reiko Saito, Tokyo along with Associates Yuri Inoue and Yuto Uchida in Tokyo and Rakesh Grubb-Sharma and Elaine Zhou in Singapore.
Read more about the transaction in Shiseido’s press release.