29 May 2020
Mandarin Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in KLAPP Group, an established player in the beauty market that stands for high-quality professional skin care products with focus on innovation, research expertise and “Made in Germany” product quality.
Mandarin Capital Partners (MCP), present with four offices across Luxembourg, Milan, Frankfurt, and Shanghai, is a fully independent firm operating as a unique crossborder private equity house for European midmarket enterprises that can benefit from enhanced growth strategies in international markets.
KLAPP Group, founded in 1980 and headquartered in Hessisch Lichtenau in Germany, develops, and distributes luxurious skin care products and comprehensive cosmetic treatment concepts for beauty salons as well as private label skin care products for large retail customers. In addition, KLAPP Group also offers extensive training and education seminars in its own training centers to employees of beauty institutes and spas/wellness hotels. The company has over 200 employees and in 2019 generated about EUR 28 million in sales serving over 2,500 customers in more than 60 countries.
MCP will act as an active partner and will assist KLAPP Group in further development. It is planning to expand the production facilities of the Group and support its growth in European and Asian markets, mainly focusing on the professional skin care business that will remain the core segment of KLAPP Group.
Clairfield International acted as exclusive financial advisor to Mandarin Capital Partners.