JD Beauty Acquires Ouidad
JD Beauty Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ouidad, the curl expert haircare and styling brand. Beloved by North American salon professionals, this dynamic company will join the JD Beauty group of industry-leading hair brands WetBrush and Bio Ionic. This acquisition further diversifies JD Beauty’s product offerings, now adding haircare and styling to its existing hair brushes and electrical appliances portfolio.
Founded over three decades ago, Ouidad is an award-winning expert in curly hair. Ouidad’s formulas use the most sophisticated ingredients and combine decades of experience with the latest in scientific breakthroughs, while their certified salons and flagship locations are staffed by the most skilled curl experts in the industry.
JD Beauty is a portfolio company of Topspin Partners, a New York-based private equity fund. This acquisition was completed in partnership with Topspin Partners—the majority owner of JD Beauty—Deerpath Capital Management, and Star Mountain Capital, who provided financing for the transaction. Stifel served as financial adviser to Ouidad on the transaction.
Jeffrey Davidson, CEO of JD Beauty, commented, “We are always striving to cement our position as an innovation leader in the professional beauty industry, and this new chapter with Ouidad speaks to that commitment. We are excited to continue to deliver exceptional results and growth for our customers. Ouidad is an exciting brand, with a passionate following similar to our current lines Wetbrush and Bioionic. We will be honored to further its legacy here at JD Beauty.”
Leigh Randall, Managing Partner of Topspin Partners, added “JD Beauty has proven to be an excellent partner, and after the success of the Bio Ionic acquisition, we were excited to partner with the team at JD Beauty again. This deal is an excellent strategic move for both Ouidad and JD Beauty, and we look forward to seeing the resulting growth.”
Pierre Lampert, CEO of Ouidad, said, “The renowned Ouidad brand has enjoyed a great momentum across all of its channels, and this acquisition under JD Beauty will further accelerate the company’s development. We are thrilled to be working with the team at JD Beauty, who have an excellent track record for growing and supporting well-known names in the industry.”