Founded in 1994, Ohana & Co. is a leading independent investment bank providing financial advisory services to private and public companies, private equity firms, entrepreneurs and management teams across the US, Europe, and Asia on their sale, acquisition and capital raising transactions.
Our unparalleled industry expertise in the luxury & branded consumer, technology & media and healthcare sectors, together with our international track record and entrepreneurial approach, set us apart from other firms in the marketplace. From offices in Paris, New York and LA, we have assisted clients in the Americas (Canada, Columbia, USA), Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and more) and Asia (China, Japan, Korea) successfully complete their most challenging transactions.
The key to happiness and success by Karine Ohana This morning Karine Ohana, Managing Partner Ohana & Co., shares her quote with us. The Forbes #GoodMorningChallenge continues! [embed]https://youtu.be/bQ9J7TWanr4[/embed]Read more
South Korea's top cosmetics maker, AmorePacific, has forged a strategic partnership with Milk Makeup, a New York City-based cosmetics and skincare company, to cooperate in marketing and sales as the two companies are expanding their global presence.Read more
Bandier, the American leader in sportswear, raised 34.4 million dollars in a round of table led by Eurazeo Brands. The tour de table was led by Eurazeo, a leading global investment company that manages nearly € 17 billion in diversified assets.Read more
December 2017 Cegedim, an innovative technology and services company listed in Paris (EURONEXT : CGM), has signed an acquisition agreement with Societe Generale covering its Cegelease business, a subsidiary operating in the financial leasing sector. Founded in 2001 to support Cegedim's sales to its customers with leasing solutions, the company has gradually expanded its activities by financing the sales of other suppliers. With nearly 500 suppliers and more than 25,000 clients Cegelease has established itself as one of the independent leaders in financial leasing for healthcare professionals. With 31 million customers in 66 countries, and over € 25 billion in net banking income, Société Générale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Societe Generale , through its subsidiary Franfinance, is one of the leaders in the equipment financing for companies and sees the healthcare market as a key area for growth. This acquisition, which is subject to the approval of competition authorities, will enable Franfinance to strengthen its position in this market and create a major player in the field of financing for healthcare professionals. Ohana & Co. acted as exclusive financial advisor to the seller, the Cegedim group.Read more
Ohana & Co advises C Ventures on its investment in NFTs and digital fashion pioneer RTFKT studio.Read more
With six stores and a burgeoning e-commerce business that accounts for half of total sales, Bandier has influenced the ath-leisure category since opening its first store in the Hamptons in the summer of 2014. From the start, husband-and-wife founders Jennifer Bandier and Neil Boyarsky offered stylish activewear from an assortment of global brands. To build a loyal customer following, the retailer hosts talks, special events and on-site fitness classes. Accessories, footwear and limited-run products are also part of the company’s assortment. Headed by cultural entrepreneur and K11 founder Adrian Cheng, C Ventures is a new venture capital fund that focuses on connecting emerging fashion, media and creative businesses for the next generation. With an expanding portfolio, C Ventures strives to map out a cultural ecosystem to meet the fast-changing needs of global millennials and Gen Z. C Ventures also benefits immensely from Cheng’s expansive scope of businesses in China and Asia, which include world’s largest jewellery chain Chow Tai Fook, cultural enterprise New World Group, world’s first museum-retail concept K11, international hospitality group Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, luxury fashion distributor Luxba and leading Chinese media group Modern Media. C Ventures was founded in 2017 and is currently managed by Cheng and his business partner Clive Ng. Ohana & Co. acted as exclusive financial advisor to C Ventures.Read more
Mally Beauty, the iconic color cosmetics brand, has signed an agreement with Guthy-Renker for a minority investment. Founded in 2005 by celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal, Mally Beauty quickly established as a top contender in the beauty industry. After spending 15 years on the road with some of the biggest celebrities in the world, Mally Roncal created Mally Beauty, a collection that infuses her knowledge, expertise, and techniques into every formula. The collection first debuted on QVC in March 2005, where it sold out within 40 minutes breaking records for the retailer. Mally Beauty is currently available on QVC and at Ulta Beauty and Kohl’s Department Stores. Mally Beauty is majority-owned by TPR Holdings. Guthy-Renker, one of the world’s largest and most respected direct marketing companies, will start developing a Mally Beauty marketing campaign to expand channels in which Mally Beauty products can be purchased direct to consumer, including television and e-commerce.replique montreRead more
The latest skin-care company to draw investor interest is Lu Ming Tang, a natural beauty brand based in China, which has received minority investment from private family offices. Those include the family office of Susan Rockefeller, Kara Ross, Christophe Cervasel and Sylvie Ganter, and the Guibor fund. French executive Marie Amiand, who has extensive experience consulting in the beauty industry, particularly in Asia, created Lu Ming Tang centered on Chinese tea leaves and their healing and purifying qualities. The idea for the line, which was launched in 2016, came after she was diagnosed with heavy-metal poisoning stemming from urban pollution. A doctor in Hong Kong suggested she follow a medical treatment but also drink five cups of green tea daily, which she saw had a positive effect on her skin. Lu Ming Tang’s 40-unit range is positioned as “affordable luxury,” with products including cleansers, moisturizers and masks, priced from $14 to $93. Everything is manufactured in Suzhou, China. Lu Ming Tang’s bestsellers include the Crème de Marie facial moisturizer and radiance booster; Miraculous Detox Paste, and Jasmine Bliss and Rose Bliss lip balms. The beauty brand was pre-launched on Valentine’s Day 2016 with The Beast Shop, in Shanghai. It is now sold elsewhere in China, South Korea and Singapore in domestic, travel-retail and digital outlets, including Tmall. It’s offered, as well, on some private jets in Asia. The brand considers its base to be The Maison Lu Ming Tang tea house, formerly the Qianlong Imperial Library, a temple house dating from the Song dynasty, between 960 and 1279. The building stands in the Longjing tea mountains, which are listed by Unesco as a protected natural heritage site. Ohana & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Lu Ming Tang.Read more