Beauty and Money NY 2017 | Kisaco Research
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New York, NY, USA
28 September, 2017
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Why Attend

The No.1 Meeting Place For Beauty Business Partnering

From momentous transactions such as Estée Lauder’s acquisition of Too Faced, to a spell of minority investments in early-stage companies such as L Catterton’s investments in Kopari Beauty, VMG’s investment in Drunk Elephant and Main Post Partners’ investment in Milk Makeup, M&A activity in the beauty industry is thriving.

The more acquisitions a company makes, the better each transaction performs, according to a recent market report by A.T. Kearney. With frequent buyers growing 63% more enterprise value over a six-year period than infrequent buyers of a comparable size, it is more important than ever to act quickly and secure well-priced targets in a competitive landscape.

Beauty & Money is an exclusive one-day event, connecting industry executives from strategic buyers, financial buyers and independent beauty brands.

150+
Attendees
12
Beauty Showcase Finalists
500+
One-to-One Meetings
1
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Who Will Be There

Brands

Sample attendees from 2017 New York Summit

Independent Beauty Brands:


 

Strategic Buyers:


Industry Supporting Companies

Sample attendees from 2017 New York Summit

VC, Private Equity and Analysts:

 

Financial Investors:


The Beauty Spotlight

12 independent beauty brands, hand-picked by the prestigious Selection Committee, introduce themselves and their products on the main stage, in a quick fire round of presentations.

To apply for consideration, please click here to access the application form.

Submissions will be accepted through to 20th July 2018.

Submissions will be accepted from both Mass and Prestige independent beauty brands in Colour Cosmetics, Skincare, Haircare, Fragrance, Bath & Body, Beauty Devices & Beauty Tech. They should be early to mid-stage brands that are actively seeking financial investment, acquisition, distribution, and/or marketing.

These can range from brands that have just started generating revenue all the way up to larger entities that have revenues of over $80 million.

 

Selection Committee

Author:

Bee Shapiro

Founder
Ellis Brooklyn

Bee Shapiro is a New York Times beauty contributor, a position she has held since 2009, the author of the newly published collection Skin Deep, and the founder of Ellis Brooklyn, a luxurious, sustainable, chemical-free line of skincare and perfume.

Author:

Kelly Kovack

BeautyMatter

Author:

Conor Begley

CEO
Tribe Dynamics

Author:

Blythe Jack

Managing Director
TSG Consumer Partners

Blythe is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, diligencing new business opportunities, structuring transactions and working with our partner companies. She is also a member of the Investment Committee.

Blythe joined TSG with extensive private equity and branded consumer experience, having spent over 10 years at Rosewood Capital and having served as CEO of a high-growth consumer products company. While a partner at Rosewood Capital, Blythe sourced and structured investments across the consumer & retail sector, including investments in Under Armour, Clarisonic, Sneaker Villa, Cobalt Boats, among others. She has also served as a National Judge for Ernst & Young's acclaimed Entrepreneur of the Year® program. Blythe received a BA, with honors, in Communication Studies from Vanderbilt University.

Author:

Rich Gersten

Partner
Tengram Capital

Mr. Richard Gersten is presently a Partner of Tengram Capital Partners, a consumer private equity firm formed to invest in the consumer and retail sectors. Mr. Gersten has over 25 years of experience in the private equity industry and has spent the last 19 years focused exclusively on the consumer and retail sector, with an emphasis in the beauty and personal care industry. He currently sits on the board of directors of Algenist, Cos Bar, This Works, Active Ride Shop, NEST Fragrances, Deva Curl, and formerly sat on the board of directors for Laura Geller Beauty.

Author:

Jason Fiedler

Angel Investor

Jason graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and

received the Frederick H. Gloeckner Award in
Entrepreneurial Studies from The Wharton School. He
finished as the top undergraduate in the 2011 Wharton
Business Plan Competition and was one of two undergraduates
accepted into Wharton's on-campus incubator program for
student-run start-ups.

Upon graduating in 2011, Jason joined Insight Venture
Partners, a leading NYC-based growth equity fund focused on
internet and software businesses. Jason sourced Insight's
$26M investment in Smartsheet and was involved in Insight’s
investments in Pluralsight, Anaqua and Branding Brand.
Jason also helped manage recruiting for Insight’s Summer
Analyst Program across top-tier undergraduate universities.

In 2013, Jason moved to San Francisco and joined Uber as an
Operations Manager. Jason was responsible for launching and
managing three of Uber's first 100 markets, and was also
involved in the launch of UberRUSH and early experiments in
food delivery.

In 2015, Jason joined Red Sea Ventures and has since been
involved in everything from deal sourcing and diligence to
platform and portfolio management.

In addition to his professional career, Jason has been an
active participant in New Heights, a NYC-based charity that
combines basketball with academics and social support
services to boost high school graduation rates of innercity
youth. Jason was nominated and will be joining the
Junior Board at New Heights.
Jason grew up in Scarsdale, NY and nothing is more
important to him than family. He continues to play
recreational basketball, tennis, golf and indoor cycling.

Author:

Olivier Garel

Head of Ventures
Unilever Ventures

M&A professional, Olivier has led a large number of transformative acquisition and divestment transactions for Unilever in different parts of the world. Over the last 20 years in Unilever, he has held senior positions in finance, strategy and business development. Olivier leads Unilever Ventures Investment Committee and manages relationships with a number of Corporate and Venture Capital funds and Private Equity funds around the world. He is currently a Board Director of Iluminage Beauty, Yummly, REN and ioma.

Author:

Emmanuel Rey

Founder
YUNI Beauty

French-born and one of nine siblings, Emmanuel Rey obtained a degree in engineering in agronomics, and in 2017 founded YUNI Beauty, and at the end of 2018, in a competitive group with Ouai hair care and Youth the people, YUNI received the Rising Brand of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

The Speakers

 

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group
 

Bee Shapiro

Founder
Ellis Brooklyn

Bee Shapiro is a New York Times beauty contributor, a position she has held since 2009, the author of the newly published collection Skin Deep, and the founder of Ellis Brooklyn, a luxurious, sustainable, chemical-free line of skincare and perfume.

Bee Shapiro

Founder
Ellis Brooklyn

Bee Shapiro

Founder
Ellis Brooklyn

Bee Shapiro is a New York Times beauty contributor, a position she has held since 2009, the author of the newly published collection Skin Deep, and the founder of Ellis Brooklyn, a luxurious, sustainable, chemical-free line of skincare and perfume.

 

Ilya Seglin

Managing Director
Threadstone

Ilya Seglin

Managing Director
Threadstone

Ilya Seglin

Managing Director
Threadstone
 

Jennifer Yen

Founder & CEO
Purlisse & YENSA

From Power Rangers to saving complexions with her skin care company purlisse beauty to momtrepreneur with her inspiration of the power of 8 Superfoods. 

Jennifer Yen started her career as TV villainess on Power Rangers which wrecked her skin from the heavy makeup and bright lights inspiring her to create purlisse beauty:  www.purlisse.com

After becoming a mother and feeling completely depleted Yen quickly recovered through a Superfood lifestyle, used by generations of women in her family.  

Jennifer Yen

Founder & CEO
Purlisse & YENSA

Jennifer Yen

Founder & CEO
Purlisse & YENSA

From Power Rangers to saving complexions with her skin care company purlisse beauty to momtrepreneur with her inspiration of the power of 8 Superfoods. 

Jennifer Yen started her career as TV villainess on Power Rangers which wrecked her skin from the heavy makeup and bright lights inspiring her to create purlisse beauty:  www.purlisse.com

After becoming a mother and feeling completely depleted Yen quickly recovered through a Superfood lifestyle, used by generations of women in her family.  

The power of Superfoods led Yen to start her second company, YENSA (meaning Color + Face in Chinese) the Superfood Cosmetic and the first Cosmetics meets Superfood Science brand, connecting Superfood Science, Complexion Cosmetics and Superfoods.

Each product is infused with 8 Superfoods (8 representing good luck, prosperity and infinite possibilities in Chinese culture). 

Since launching on October 8, 2018 ,YENSA has received over 240,000 positive reviews with top features in CEW, PopSugar, WWD, Coveteur, Byrdie, Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood Life, Bustle, New Beauty and more.  Cardi B and Jeffree Starr are among the influencer/celebrities to use the product + many more.

YENSA supports women organizations and recently partnered with Dress For Success #YourHourHerPower campaign featuring 8 SuperWomen: Michelle Phan, Jana Kramer, Aja White, Farnaz Charmatz, Sara Boyd, Deddeh Howard, Jesse Draper, Jennifer Yen who have shared their journeys in this campaign to help motivate and inspire women.  Watch the full video here

 

Christina Grammenos

General Manager
Tribe Dynamics

Christina Grammenos

General Manager
Tribe Dynamics

Christina Grammenos

General Manager
Tribe Dynamics
 

Emmanuel Rey

Founder
YUNI Beauty

French-born and one of nine siblings, Emmanuel Rey obtained a degree in engineering in agronomics, and in 2017 founded YUNI Beauty, and at the end of 2018, in a competitive group with Ouai hair care and Youth the people, YUNI received the Rising Brand of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Emmanuel Rey

Founder
YUNI Beauty

Emmanuel Rey

Founder
YUNI Beauty

French-born and one of nine siblings, Emmanuel Rey obtained a degree in engineering in agronomics, and in 2017 founded YUNI Beauty, and at the end of 2018, in a competitive group with Ouai hair care and Youth the people, YUNI received the Rising Brand of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

 

Sharon Collier

CEO
Cover FX

Sharon Collier is CEO of Cover FX. Most recently, she was President and CEO of Laura Mercier Cosmetics and Skincare and ReVive Skincare and a member of the Board of Directors of Gurwitch Products. During her tenure, Sharon built the Laura Mercier brand into an international powerhouse available in over 1200 stores throughout 29 countries, cementing her reputation as an executive that conceptualizes, creates and develops world class brands.

Sharon Collier

CEO
Cover FX

Sharon Collier

CEO
Cover FX

Sharon Collier is CEO of Cover FX. Most recently, she was President and CEO of Laura Mercier Cosmetics and Skincare and ReVive Skincare and a member of the Board of Directors of Gurwitch Products. During her tenure, Sharon built the Laura Mercier brand into an international powerhouse available in over 1200 stores throughout 29 countries, cementing her reputation as an executive that conceptualizes, creates and develops world class brands.

 

Julia Straus

CEO
TULA

Julia Straus

CEO
TULA

Julia Straus

CEO
TULA
 

Hana Ben-Shabat

Partner
A.T.Kearney

Hana Ben-Shabat

Partner
A.T.Kearney

Hana Ben-Shabat

Partner
A.T.Kearney
 

Scott Sassa

Chairman
Milk Makeup

Scott M. Sassa is currently Chairman of MILK Makeup, a new millennial brand that is inspired by MILK Studios.  It was launched in January 2016.  MILK Makeup is available at Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Birchbox and MILK Makeup.com.

Scott Sassa

Chairman
Milk Makeup

Scott Sassa

Chairman
Milk Makeup

Scott M. Sassa is currently Chairman of MILK Makeup, a new millennial brand that is inspired by MILK Studios.  It was launched in January 2016.  MILK Makeup is available at Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Birchbox and MILK Makeup.com.

From 2008 to 2013, Scott served as President of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication.  Scott was on the ESPN Board, was Co-Chair of AETN which included Lifetime, A&E and History.  Mark Burnett Productions was acquired during Scott’s tenure.  Scott also has oversight of the venture-investing group, which has made investment in Netscape, Broadcast.com, Pandora and other Internet companies.

 

Robert de Baker

CEO
Becca Cosmetics

Robert de Baker

CEO
Becca Cosmetics

Robert de Baker

CEO
Becca Cosmetics

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