Los Angeles, CA — HATCHBEAUTY (the “Company”) has received an equity investment from Lion Capital (“Lion”). Founded in 2009, HATCHBEAUTY is a leading beauty brand incubator offering best-in-class services to its retail partners, from trend intelligence and brand ideation to product launch and brand support.
FocalPoint Securities, LLC (“FocalPoint”) served as the exclusive financial advisor, initiated the transaction on behalf of HATCHBEAUTY, and led the negotiations with Lion. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Tracy Holland, CEO of HATCHBEAUTY, commented, “Lion Capital has an impeccable track record of investing in and growing market leading and in-demand consumer brands. We look forward to their involvement and ability to provide great value-add as we further invest in the infrastructure and technology that will empower HATCHBEAUTY to continue its rapid growth and allow our brands to thrive among our retail client base and in the digital space. I’m thrilled to work alongside them and to have access to their vast knowledge, experience, and resources, which will help us to expand our role as innovation leaders in the beauty industry. Lion is more than an investor; they are strategic partners, smart thinkers, and have deep experience in building global brands.”
Tracy added, “FocalPoint’s industry expertise was critical in understanding and positioning the HATCHBEAUTY opportunity, and ultimately in partnering us with the right firm in Lion. Their team helped us navigate the transaction expertly which undoubtedly allowed us to achieve a very favorable outcome.”
“We’re looking forward to supporting Tracy and HATCHBEAUTY during its evolution,” commented Matt Nordby, Partner at Lion Capital. “Tracy has an innate ability to identify what’s missing in the beauty space and use her business savvy to execute big ideas that fill in those gaps. The future is bright for HATCHBEAUTY, and Lion Capital is pleased to be part of it.”
Nishen Radia, Managing Partner of FocalPoint, said, “We are thrilled to have advised HATCHBEAUTY on this transaction with Lion Capital. HATCHBEAUTY’s industry know-how and Lion’s relationships and experience will form a partnership that will be immensely successful in the marketplace. This transaction highlights FocalPoint’s presence in the beauty and personal care space, an industry we are seeing significant activity in. We wish Tracy, Matt, and the entire team every success.”
Headquartered in Los Angeles, HATCHBEAUTY is a beauty-brand incubator, specializing in developing brands with its retail partners across multiple channels, including direct-to-consumer, prestige and specialty retail, e-commerce, and food, drug, and mass. The Company analyzes client demographic and customer trends to develop and launch the right portfolio of brands and products using innovative formulas for its retail partners. HATCHBEAUTY’s portfolio of brands includes Orlando Pita, Naturewell, and Kristoffer Buckle, among more private-label offerings. For more information, please visit www.hatchbeauty.com.
About Lion Capital
Lion Capital is a consumer-focused private investment firm with offices in London and Los Angeles. The firm has invested approximately $7 billion in over 40 businesses and more than 100 consumer brands across North America and Europe. Lion’s focus on market-leading, consumer-facing companies has led to investments in notable brands in the retail, food, and beauty/personal care sectors, including American Apparel, Jimmy Choo, Kettle Foods, Perricone MD, and Lenny & Larry’s. For more information, please visit www.lioncapital.com.
About FocalPoint Partners
FocalPoint is a leading independent investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements, financial restructurings, and special situation transactions. With offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, the firm serves middle-market clients throughout the U.S. and has a dedicated Consumer and Personal Care practice. For more information, please visit www.focalpointllc.com.