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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.

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Ohana & Co. advised Clique Brands on the sale of Byrdie and MyDomaine to Dotdash (IAC)

Dotdash completed the acquisition of Byrdie and MyDomaine from Clique Brands. Clique is the parent company of leading digital fashion brand Who What Wear and was founded by Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr in 2006. Named to Fast Company's most innovative companies list in 2017 and as Digiday’s most innovative publisher in 2018, Clique is a global media and consumer brands company that combines the power of data science with its expert editorial team to create content and products that millennial women and Gen Z girls crave. “Over the past two years, we have been transitioning our business from an advertising-based media company to a community-driven consumer brands company, dedicated to making style and beauty accessible to women everywhere. In doing this, we have been working to focus on growing the brands with consumer product opportunity and to de-prioritize our work as a pure-play media company,” said Power, CEO & co-founder of Clique Brands. “Given Ohana & Co.’s deep experience with strong brands in the media and consumer products space, it has been an outstanding advisor through the sale of these two media brands to Dotdash. Laurent Ohana has been an amazing thought partner to me throughout this process, and I know we will have a longstanding relationship as we continue to incubate and sell additional brands over time.” In a press release issued by the acquirer, Neil Vogel, CEO of Dotdash, said, “Katherine (Power) and Hillary (Kerr), Clique Brands’ founders, have built Byrdie and MyDomaine into brands that we’ve admired for a long time, and we are thrilled to add them to the Dotdash family. We think we have a huge opportunity to continue to grow these brands into something incredibly special.”

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Ohana & Co. advised Mally Beauty on its transaction with Guthy-Renker

Mally Beauty, the iconic color cosmetics brand, has signed an agreement with Guthy-Renker for a minority investment.

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Ohana & Co. acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cegedim on its sale of Cegelease to Societe Generale

Societe Generale, a leading European financial services group, has signed an agreement to acquire Cegelease, a prominent financial leasing company in France.

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Ohana & Co. acted as exclusive financial advisor to C Ventures on its investment in Bandier

Hong-Kong based C Ventures has made a minority investment in Bandier, the trendsetting athleisure retailer. Since opening their first store in the Hamptons, husband-and-wife founders Jennifer Bandier and Neil Boyarsky have been setting the trend in #ActiveFashion. With several retail locations, on-site fitness classes, and a fast-growing e-commerce business that accounts for half of total sales, Bandier has established itself as an omnichannel leader in the booming athleisure industry. 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.

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