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Clairfield advises MiiN Cosmetics on a minority stake sale to Barlon Capital

MiiN Cosmetics, a leading retailer of Korean cosmetics in Europe, sold a minority stake to Barlon Capital, a private equity fund.

MiiN Cosmetics, which was founded in 2014 by Patrick Siegenthaler and Lilin Yang, is a fast-growing business engaged in the distribution of K-beauty products, focusing on facial care, in Europe through different distribution channels, including online, wholesaling and physical stores in Spain, Italy and Germany. In the last few years, MiiN has also developed its own-branded products, named Ondo and Meisani.

Barlon Capital is one of the most active investment vehicles in the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem. Since its creation in 2020, this fund has invested in highly successful companies such as Vicio and GoodNews.

Barlon Capital’s entry into MiiN Cosmetics will provide knowledge, experience and ambitious strategic vision that will allow MiiN Cosmetics to continue its expansion plan.
Clairfield International acted as exclusive financial advisor to MiiN Cosmetics. This is the second transaction that Clairfield has advised Patrick Siegenthaler having previously advised him on the sale of Heverald/ESL to the Graham Holdings, Co. (NYSE: GHC) in 2019.

“Once again, we thank the Clairfield team for closing the deal. With this investment, we are well-positioned to take MiiN Cosmetics to new heights. The skincare industry is dynamic and ever-evolving, and we have some unique and natural products in development to further expand our own product lines. We have a very active online presence, and we thank our followers for the continuous support, feedback, and enthusiasm which has fueled our journey. Getting the perfect combination of product, price, and sustainability into one brand is our mandate for success.”
— Patrick Siegenthaler, Co-founder

Consumer & retail

Drapeau Spain

Minority sale

Advisor to the seller

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Mergers & acquisitions

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Consumer & retail

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