Berkshire Partners LLC Acquires a Minority Stake in Kendra Scott Design, Inc.


Paul, Weiss is advising Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based investment firm, in its minority investment in Kendra Scott Design, Inc., a leading fashion accessories brand.

Berkshire Partners LLC is a private equity firm. The firm – led by Richard Keith Lubin, Bradley Mark Bloom, Thomas Y. Kuo, Samantha A. Adams and Kenneth Scott Bring – typically invests in companies headquartered in North America with a focus on the United States and Canada, and Europe.

Kendra Scott will continue as majority shareholder and CEO. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2017.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Jeffrey Marell (Picture), Ellen Ching and John Kennedy; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; tax partner Scott Sontag; employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic; real estate partner Peter Fisch; litigation partner Lynn Bayard and counsel Peter Jaffe; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; international trade counsel Richard Elliott; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

Involved fees earner: Jeffrey Marell – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Ellen Ching – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; John Kennedy – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Claudine Meredith-Goujon – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Scott Sontag – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lawrence Witdorchic – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Fisch – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lynn Bayard – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Jaffe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Richard Elliott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Berkshire Partners;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti