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Investments

22

Portfolio Exits

16

Funds

4

Service Providers

2

About Palamon Capital Partners

Palamon Capital Partners is a pan-European growth investor and private equity partnership. The firm's investment strategy targets founder-led, service sector businesses across Europe with the potential to capture the shift in consumer demand toward authentic, high-quality, and well-priced products and grow revenue at more than 20% per annum.

Palamon Capital Partners Headquarter Location

Cleveland House 33 King Street

London, England, SW1Y 6RJ,

United Kingdom

+44 20 7766 2000

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Sephora Seals Deal With Feelunique

Sep 29, 2021

PARIS – Sephora said Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of Feelunique, the U.K.-based online prestige beauty retailer. On July 23, Sephora announced it had signed an agreement with Palamon Capital Partners and other shareholders to buy Feelunique. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but a report valued Feelunique at 132 million pounds. “Feelunique is known for their unparalleled customer experience, deep e-commerce expertise and knowledge of the UK consumer. We look forward to learn from each other and write a new chapter together,” Martin Brok, president and chief executive officer of Sephora, said in a statement. “Sephora is an iconic retailer in the prestige beauty space in Europe. We are looking forward to working together and leverage our respective strengths,” said Sarah Miles, CEO of Feelunique. Related Galleries Feelunique, which has both retail and marketplace channels, was founded in 2005. It counts 1.3 million active customers, and more than 35,000 cosmetics and fragrance product from over 800 brands, from the most established to niche. The platform offers makeup, skin care, hair care, fragrance, accessories, devices and sexual wellness products. You May Also Like The company ships to more than 120 countries and boasts dedicated websites in European Union countries, including France, Germany and Norway, as well as the U.S. and China. The bulk of Feelunique’s sales stem from Generation Z consumers and Millennials under the age of 35. Sephora is seeking to make new inroads in the U.K. The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned retail giant has long been locked out of the U.K. market because of the dominance of Boots. Additionally, because of duties resulting from Brexit, Sephora no longer delivers products to the U.K. In 2000, Sephora opened its first U.K. location at the Bluewater Mall in Kent. Five years later, in April 2005, WWD reported the retailer would close all nine of its U.K. stores. Three of its U.K. outposts had already shuttered by then. The original idea had been to open 50 Sephora locations in the British market within a few years, but there was fierce competition from Boots, as well as upmarket beauty retailers such as Space NK. A sale has been a long time coming for Feelunique. At the end of 2018, its owners called off another sale after bidders did not match the site’s valuation of 200 million pounds. Not long after, Joël Palix, Feelunique’s longtime CEO, exited the company and was succeeded by Miles. She joined from Amazon Inc., where she had served as EU marketing and new business director at Amazon Fashion. FOR MORE, SEE:

Palamon Capital Partners Investments

22 Investments

Palamon Capital Partners has made 22 investments. Their latest investment was in Ober Scharrer as part of their Seed VC on February 2, 2019.

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Palamon Capital Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/19/2019

Seed VC

Ober Scharrer

Yes

2

5/9/2018

Private Equity - II

24Ore Business School

$1.9M

No

1

8/9/2017

Private Equity

24Ore Business School

$93.9M

Yes

2

6/21/2017

Private Equity

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10

4/5/2016

Growth Equity

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$99M

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10

Date

2/19/2019

5/9/2018

8/9/2017

6/21/2017

4/5/2016

Round

Seed VC

Private Equity - II

Private Equity

Private Equity

Growth Equity

Company

Ober Scharrer

24Ore Business School

24Ore Business School

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Amount

$1.9M

$93.9M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

1

2

10

10

Palamon Capital Partners Portfolio Exits

16 Portfolio Exits

Palamon Capital Partners has 16 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was feelunique on July 19, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/19/2021

Acquired

$99M

5

6/13/2019

Acquired

$99M

3

6/12/2019

Acquired

1

3/13/2018

Acq - Fin - II

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10

7/8/2017

Acq - Fin - II

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10

Date

7/19/2021

6/13/2019

6/12/2019

3/13/2018

7/8/2017

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acq - Fin - II

Acq - Fin - II

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

5

3

1

10

10

Palamon Capital Partners Acquisitions

24 Acquisitions

Palamon Capital Partners acquired 24 companies. Their latest acquisition was FairConnect on July 17, 2018.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

7/17/2018

$99M

Corporate Majority

2

1/31/2018

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

1/17/2017

Growth Equity

$99M

Acq - Fin

7

8/11/2015

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$99M

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10

7/30/2014

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$99M

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10

Date

7/17/2018

1/31/2018

1/17/2017

8/11/2015

7/30/2014

Investment Stage

Growth Equity

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Corporate Majority

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin

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Sources

2

1

7

10

10

Palamon Capital Partners Fund History

4 Fund Histories

Palamon Capital Partners has 4 funds, including Palamon European Equity IV.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1/21/2016

Palamon European Equity IV

$17.11M

3

9/30/2013

Palamon European Equity Fund III LP

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$99M

10

7/10/2006

Palamon European Equity Fund II LP

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$99M

10

8/23/1999

Palamon European Equity LP

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$99M

10

Closing Date

1/21/2016

9/30/2013

7/10/2006

8/23/1999

Fund

Palamon European Equity IV

Palamon European Equity Fund III LP

Palamon European Equity Fund II LP

Palamon European Equity LP

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Amount

$17.11M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

3

10

10

10

Palamon Capital Partners Service Providers

2 Service Providers

Palamon Capital Partners has 2 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acq - Fin

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

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Associated Rounds

Acq - Fin

Provider Type

Investment Bank

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Service Type

Financial Advisor

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Palamon Capital Partners Team

7 Team Members

Palamon Capital Partners has 7 team members, including current Managing Partner, Louis G. Elson.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Louis G. Elson

Managing Partner

Current

Philippe Arbour

Managing Director

Current

John David

Managing Director

Current

Ronald E Bell

Compass Advisers

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Alexander Borg

ICG, NBGI Private Equity, GIC, and PwC

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Name

Louis G. Elson

Philippe Arbour

John David

Ronald E Bell

Alexander Borg

Work History

Compass Advisers

ICG, NBGI Private Equity, GIC, and PwC

Title

Managing Partner

Managing Director

Managing Director

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Former

Former

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