Cattaneo Corporate Finance has advised Look Fabulous Forever on its acquisition of Creative Cosmetics.
Cattaneo Corporate Finance has advised Look Fabulous Forever, the fast growing beauty brand and award-winning business, on the acquisition of Creative Cosmetics.
Creative Cosmetics, based in Ipswich, is one of the UK’s leading contract manufacturers, incorporating design, production, filling and assembly, of cosmetic and skin care products with a client list that boasts high street stores and specialist retailers. The deal provides the opportunity for shareholders Alan Major and Paul Pepper, who have managed the business for the last 36 years, to retire while securing the long term future of their business.
Look Fabulous Forever, led by Anna Cusden and Suzy Stern, is a London-based e-commerce beauty brand which has established itself as a disruptive force within the cosmetics industry. The acquisition presents Creative Cosmetics with a significant opportunity for growth whilst securing a critical source of supply of cosmetic products for Look Fabulous Forever and allowing it to offer its customers a UK manufacturing solution in an industry that has become increasingly dominated by European players.
The Cattaneo team of Scott Peters and Jordan Phillips structured and negotiated the acquisition as well as sourcing and negotiating a funding package from Barclays in support of the transaction.
Anna Cusden, Managing Director, Look Fabulous Forever said:
“We are delighted to have acquired Creative Cosmetics, a key supplier to Look Fabulous Forever, and secure its future. It has a fantastic team and we can’t wait to bring their reputation for UK-produced quality and innovation to even more customers.
“We would like to thank the Cattaneo team for all their efforts on the transaction. They have been with us since we had the initial conversations over a year ago and have been instrumental in shaping the process from start to finish. We would not have been able to execute this deal without their knowledge, experience and tenacity in getting the deal done.”
Scott Peters, Director, Cattaneo, said:
“Both Look Fabulous Forever and Creative Cosmetics are fantastic businesses and the transaction makes the combined group a really exciting prospect. We look forward to seeing them deliver on their growth plans and bringing UK-produced beauty solutions to the market. Anna and Suzy have been a pleasure to work with – they have a really inspirational story and we look forward to their continued success.”