Estée Lauder to Acquire Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics

In The News
May 20, 2010

Ropes & Gray represented Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics in its planned acquisition by cosmetics leader, The Estée Lauder Companies. The transaction was announced on May 17, and is expected to close in July 2010.

The Ropes & Gray team advising Smashbox includes partners Paul Van Houten (private equity), Lee Allison (tax & benefits), David McIntosh (intellectual property) and Greg Levine (government relations & regulatory), and counsel Renata Ferrari (tax & benefits).