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L Catterton and A-list celebrities partner to invest in Kopari Beauty

Kopari Beauty, a San Diego, California-based coconut oil-infused beauty line, has raised a round of venture funding. The investment came from private equity firm L Catterton and celebrities including Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Karlie Kloss, Hilary Duff and Shay Mitchell. The exact amount of the investment and the brand’s sales remain undisclosed, but industry sources estimate the sales for 2016 to …

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Main Post Partners makes minority stake investment in Milk Makeup

Main Post Partners has made a minority stake investment in Milk Makeup, a New York-based beauty brand that is rising in cult status. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Main Post Partners is investing from its inaugural fund, which closed in February 2016 after spinning out of Weston Presidio. The partners behind Main Post’s buzziest investment is in Too Faced, …

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Kendra Scott receives private equity investment from Berkshire Partners

Kendra Scott Design, Inc., an Austin, Texas-based accessories brand, has received a private equity investment from Berkshire Partners. The financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.  Following the deal, Norwest Venture Partners will continue as a minority investor. Norwest invested in the brand in August 2014. “Kendra and her team have built an authentic brand that is widely loved,” Marni Payne, …

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L Catterton closes ‘L Catterton VIII’ fund at $2.75 billion

Connecticut-based private equity firm, L Catterton, has closed its eighth buyout fund, L Catterton Partners VIII, L.P., at $2.75 billion.  The oversubscribed fund received support from existing investors in addition to new investors the firm declined to name. Executives from the firm said $60 million to $500 million of the new investment will be used to fund high-growth, middle market, …

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