Private EquityPortfolio Companies

LocationSan Francisco, California

Bare EscentualsConsumer

  • Year Invested2004
  • Investment TypeManagement Recapitalization
  • Year Realized2010
  • Type of SaleStrategic Buyer

Bare Escentuals, formerly known as MD Beauty, is one of the fastest growing premium cosmetic companies in the U.S. and a leader in the mineral cosmetics market. The company's products are distributed through a variety of channels including direct response television (infomercials and QVC), wholesale accounts (Ulta and Nordstrom), Bare Escentuals wholly owned retail boutiques and spas. Strong consumer response to the "healthy" aspects of mineral based skin care solutions has resulted in very rapid growth for Bare Escentuals.

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