Molton Brown sold to KAO for £170m


Press Release – 07/15/2005

Molton Brown, the modern luxury goods brand focusing on bath & body care, skin and hair care, has been sold by Bridgepoint to Kao Corporation of Japan in a transaction totaling £170 million.

Advisers involved in this transaction included: for Bridgepoint and Molton Brown – Rothschild (corporate finance) and Travers Smith (legal); for Molton Brown - Michel Dyens & Co. (advisors); for Kao Corporation – Goldman Sachs (corporate finance) and Lovells (legal).

Michel Dyens