EQT And ADIA’s €9 Billion Acquisition of Nestlé Skin Healthcare

Kirkland & Ellis advised the consortium consisting of EQT and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority who have partnered with a subsidiary of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board and other renowned institutional investors on the CHF 10.200 billion (€9.047 billion) exclusive negotiations to acquire Nestlé Skin Health, a leading global skincare company.

Nestlé Skin Health provides science-based solutions to meet the specific skin health needs of healthcare professionals, patients and consumers. It offers a range of leading medical and consumer brands through three complementary business units in prescription, aesthetics and consumer care.

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nestlé Skin Health employs more than 5,000 people across 40 countries.

Rothschild & Co and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP acted as financial advisors to the consortium of EQT VIII, ADIA and PSP Investments. Kirkland & Ellis International LLP acted as legal advisor.

The Kirkland & Ellis team was led by London transactional partners Roger Johnson and Aneeq Durrani (Picture).

Involved fees earner: Roger Johnson – Kirkland & Ellis; Aneeq Durrani – Linklaters;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Linklaters;

Clients: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA); EQT Ventures;