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White & Case Advises CVC Capital Partners on Financing for US$1.5 Billion Acquisition of Shiseido's Personal Care Business

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised CVC Capital Partners (CVC), one of the leading private equity and investment advisory firms, on the financing for the US$1.5 billion acquisition of the personal care business of Shiseido from Shiseido Company, Limited.

"The private equity deal flow in Japan remains strong and this deal is great example of value creation through partnerships with PE investors," said White & Case partner Clara Shirota, who led the Firm's deal team. "Our role advising on this transaction highlights White & Case's strength in sponsor finance and private equity, and we have advised CVC on an important strategic investment."

CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm with a network of 23 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the US, with approximately US$118 billion of assets under management. Since its founding in 1981, CVC has secured commitments in excess of US$160 billion from some of the world's leading institutional investors across its private equity and credit strategies. Funds managed or advised by CVC are invested in over 90 companies worldwide, employing more than 450,000 people.

Founded in Japan in 1872, Shiseido is a global beauty brand and is known for its innovation and category firsts. The personal care business includes well known global drugstore brands such as Senka skin care and Tsubaki hair care products, as well as other brands such as SUPER MILD, which is primarily sold in Japan.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction comprised partner Clara Shirota (Tokyo & Hong Kong) and associate Charisa Yeung (Hong Kong).

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