General Atlantic’s Acquisition Of Morphe Holdings


Paul, Weiss represented General Atlantic in its acquisition of a majority stake in global beauty company Morphe Holdings.

General Atlantic will be joining existing investor Summit Partners and co-founders Chris and Linda Tawil. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Jefferies acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Morphe Holdings. In addition, Jefferies led the financing of the transaction. Morphe Holdings was also advised by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and General Atlantic was advised by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. The investment is subject to customary regulatory review.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Matthew Abbott (Picture), Neil Goldman, Monica Thurmond, Conrad van Loggerenberg, Amran Hussein, Christopher Cummings, John Kennedy and Robert Zochowski and counsel Nathan Sawyer and Bruce Gruder; tax partners Lindsay Parks and Patrick Karsnitz; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic and counsel Jarrett Hoffman and Reuven Falik; real estate partner Peter Fisch; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly and Yuni Sobel; environmental counsel William O’Brien; litigation counsel Rachel Fiorill; and international trade counsel Richard Elliott.

The Kirkland team was led by transactional partner Brian Van Klompenberg; tax partner Mike Carew; transactional partners Matthew Cohn and Amanda Border, and associates Kevin Stocks and Lilliana Lin; and tax associate Christine Lehman.

Involved fees earner: Amanda Border – Kirkland & Ellis; Mike Carew – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Cohn – Kirkland & Ellis; Christine Lehman – Kirkland & Ellis; Lilliana Lin – Kirkland & Ellis; Kevin Stocks – Kirkland & Ellis; Brian Van Klompenberg – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Abbott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Christopher Cummings – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Richard Elliott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Reuven Falik – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Rachel Fiorill – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Fisch – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Neil Goldman – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Bruce Gruder – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jarrett Hoffman – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Amran Hussein – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Patrick Karsnitz – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; John Kennedy – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Claudine Meredith-Goujon – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lindsay Parks – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Nathan Sawyer – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Yuni Sobel – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Monica Thurmond – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Conrad van Loggerenberg – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lawrence Witdorchic – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Robert Zochowski – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: General Atlantic; Morphe Holdings;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti