Yatsen’s $620 Million Initial Public Offering


Latham & Watkins LLP represented the joint bookrunners in the transaction.

Yatsen Holding Limited (Yatsen), the parent company of Chinese cosmetics brand Perfect Diary, has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 58,750,000 American Depositary Shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “YSG” for a total offering size of approximately US$620 million.

The joint bookrunners in the offering included Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and China International Capital Corporation.

Yatsen is a leader in the rapidly evolving China beauty market. Founded in 2016, Yatsen has launched three color cosmetics and skincare brands: Perfect Diary, Little Ondine, and Abby’s Choice. The company has acquired Galenic, an iconic premium skincare brand, from French pharmaceutical and dermocosmetics group Pierre Fabre.

Hong Kong partners Benjamin Su (Picture) and Daying Zhang led the Latham team, with Hong Kong associates Eric Yiu and Chimmy Tao and Beijing associate Baihan Li. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Los Angeles/Orange County partner Samuel Weiner, with Orange County associate Janet Hsu.

Involved fees earner: Janet Hsu – Latham & Watkins; Baihan Li – Latham & Watkins; Benjamin Su – Latham & Watkins; Feifeng Tao – Latham & Watkins; Samuel Weiner – Latham & Watkins; Eric Yiu – Latham & Watkins; Daying Zhang – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins;

Clients: China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC); Goldman Sachs; Morgan Stanley;

Author: Michael Patrini