Colgate’s €1.495 Million Acquisition of Laboratoires Filorga

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, CMS Francis Lefebvre, Bredin Prat, Claris and Arsene advised on the transaction.

The HLD Group and Didier Tabary finalized the signing of an agreement with the Colgate Group for the sale of 100% of Laboratoires Filorga (“Filorga”) for a share value of € 1.495 million.

Since 2007, Filorga has been developing and marketing a range of anti-aging skincare products, formulated with NCEF, a unique complex encapsulating active ingredients used in injection, responding to all the problems linked to skin aging (wrinkles, radiance, firmness, pigment spots) .

The efficiency of Filorga products, the high-end positioning of the brand combined with affordable prices, the multi-channel distribution profile and the company’s continuous innovation process have enabled the group to experience continuous growth of more than 50% per year for more than 10 years.

The transaction, partially funded by debt, is expected to close in the third quarter. The acquisition is subject to receipt of regulatory approvals in certain countries.

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz advised Colgate Palmolive with Joshua R. Cammaker (Picture), Karessa Cain, Avi Sutton and Haley Ahn.

CMS advised Colgate with Alexandra Rohmert, Alexandra Rohmert, Vincent Desbenoit, Marie Semaan (M&A), Jean Guilmoto, Nicolas Riou, Céline Martin (Tax), Anne-Laure Villedieu, Anaïs Arnal, Victoire Delloye (Commercial), Caroline Froger-Michon, Aurélie Parchet (Employment), Aline Divo, Arnaud Valverde (Real Estate), Virginie Coursière-Pluntz, Vincent Lorieul (Competition), Yanchao Wu, Shanyue Huang, Nick Beckett and Vera Zhang  (China), Iain Batty (Poland), Daniela Murer and Alessandra Cuni (Italy), Carlos Peña, Jose Ramón Meléndez and Alina Martiniva (Spain),  Jose Luis Arnaut and Fernando Trinca (Portugal), Tom de Cordier and Deven Dobbelaere (Belgium), Peter Huber (Austria), Shirley Lau (Hong Kong), Mohammed Majid and Harkee Wilson (Middle East), Enrique Lorente Ludlow and Giancarlo Schievenini (Mexico). 

Bredin Prat advised HLD and Didier Tabary with Olivier Assant, Clemence Fallet Thomas Priolet, Florent Veillerobe (M&A), Julien Gayral, Marion Minterest (Tax), Marie-Cécile Rameau, Guillaume Fabre (Antitrust), Julia Apostle, Juliette Crouzet (IP / IT), Jérôme Cordier and Maëlle Chausse (Employment).

Claris co-advised HLD and Didier Tabary with Jean-Pascal Amoros.

Arsene accompanied HLD and Didier Tabary on tax aspects with Frédéric Donnedieu de Vabres, Olivier Janoray and Fabien Billiaert.

Involved fees earner: Fabien Billiaert – Arsene Taxand; Frédéric Donnedieu de Vabres – Arsene Taxand; Olivier Janoray – Arsene Taxand; Julia Apostle – Bredin Prat; Olivier Assant – Bredin Prat; Maëlle Chausse – Bredin Prat; Jerome Cordier – Bredin Prat; Juliette Crouzet – Bredin Prat; Guillaume Fabre – Bredin Prat; Clémence Fallet – Bredin Prat; Julien Gayral – Bredin Prat; Marion Méresse – Bredin Prat; Thomas Priolet – Bredin Prat; Marie-Cécile Rameau – Bredin Prat; Florent Veillerobe – Bredin Prat; Jean-Pascal Amoros – Claris Avocats; Alessandra Cuni – CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni; Daniela Murer – CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni; Alina Martiniva – CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo; José Ramón Meléndez – CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo; Carlos Peña Boada – CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo; Iain Batty – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Mohammed Majid – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Vera Zhang – CMS China; Tom De Cordier – CMS DeBacker; Deven Dobbelaere – CMS DeBacker; Harkee Wilson – CMS Dubai; Anaïs Arnal – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Virginie Coursiere-Pluntz – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Victoire Delloye – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Vincent Desbenoit – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Aline Divo – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Caroline Froger-Michon – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Jean Guilmoto – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Shanyue Huang – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Vincent Lorieul – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Céline Martinez – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Aurélie Parchet – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Nicolas Riou – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Alexandra Rohmert – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Marie Semaan – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Arnaud Valverde – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Anne-Laure Villedieu – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Yanchao Wu – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Nick Beckett – CMS Hasche Sigle; Shirley Lau – CMS Hasche Sigle; Peter Huber – CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz; José Luís Arnaut – CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut; Fernando Trinca – CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut; Enrique Lorente Ludlow – CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow; Giancarlo Schievenini – CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow; Haley Ahn – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Karessa Cain – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Joshua Cammaker – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Avi Sutton – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz;

Law Firms: Arsene Taxand; Bredin Prat; Claris Avocats; CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni; CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo; CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; CMS China; CMS DeBacker; CMS Dubai; CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; CMS Hasche Sigle; CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz; CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut; CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow; CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz;

Clients: Colgate-Palmolive; Didier Tabary; HLD Associés;

Sonia Carcano

Author: Sonia Carcano