General Atlantic’s Investment in European Wax Center


Paul, Weiss is representing General Atlantic in its strategic investment in leading beauty lifestyle brand franchise European Wax Center.

As part of the investment, three General Atlantic executives, Andrew Crawford, managing director and global head of the Consumer sector; Shaw Joseph, principal; and Mei Shi, vice president, will join EWC’s board of directors.

European Wax Center is a major chain of hair removal salons in the United States, founded and based in Aventura, Florida in 2004 and run through franchising. It is the world’s largest wax center brand with nearly 650 centers across the United States

The Paul, Weiss team includes corporate partners Matthew Abbott (Picture) and Dale Sarro and counsel Daniel Layfield and Caith Kushner; tax partners Lindsay Parks and Patrick Karsnitz and counsel Mashiho Yuasa; intellectual property partners Chuck Googe and Claudine Meredith-Goujon; employee benefits partner Andrew Gaines and counsel Uri Horowitz and Reuven Falik; real estate partner Peter Fisch; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Abbott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Dale Sarro – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Daniel Layfield – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Caith Kushner – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lindsay Parks – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Patrick Karsnitz – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Mashiho Yuasa – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Charles Googe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Claudine Meredith-Goujon – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Andrew Gaines – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Uri Horowitz – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Reuven Falik – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Fisch – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: General Atlantic;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti