17 August 2021

Forsters advises on the £275 million sale of Cult Beauty to The Hut Group

A Forsters team led by Head of Corporate, Craig Thompson, and Associate, James Hamilton, advised Net-a-Porter founder Mark Quinn-Newall's Neurotribes investment fund on the sale of its substantial stake in Cult Beauty to The Hut Group for £275 million.

Mark Quinn-Newall's investment funds were the major shareholders and commercial drivers behind Cult Beauty. The £275 million deal recognises the increased interest in online retail since the pandemic began.

Craig Thompson commented: "This was a fantastic deal for Mark and his investment companies, representing the second time (the first being Net-a-Porter) that Mark has driven an online retailer to huge success. It was a pleasure to work with long time Cult Beauty lawyer, Mathew Cowan at Bracher Rawlins, who expertly steered the transaction to a successful close".

The deal was covered by Global Legal Chronicle on 27 August.


Forsters advises Greybull Capital on the purchase of McLaren Applied

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