29.01.21 M&A Transactions
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Leaf assists the Founder of Graine de Pastel through a partnership with Harmay

Consolidate and ensure a sustainable

Leaf has advised the Founder of Graine de Pastel, a 100% Made in France organic and natural cosmetics brand. The Founder of Graine de Pastel has decided to partner with a strong and agile local player to consolidate its strengths and ensure a sustainable growth in the Chinese complex market by allowing Harmay to enter as a minority shareholder in the share capital of Graine de Pastel in France. Charlotte Mantoux and Gregory Louvel led the Leaf Transaction Team.

“In a challenging year for cross-border investments between China and France, our law firm shows its resilience and its ability to handle complex projects between 2 continents.”

Gregory Louvel, Partner at Leaf.

“Assisting the Founder of Graine de Pastel in this Transaction was an excellent opportunity to continue to build the bridge between Europe and Asia for business leaders and their cross-border transactions. I was pleased to be able to offer to Carole Garcia our multi-cultural expertise throughout this transaction.”

Charlotte Mantoux, Partner at Leaf.

About Graine de Pastel

For more than 15 years, Graine de Pastel has been developing natural and organic skincare cosmetics from a unique medicinal vegetable: PASTEL. Skin care products are based on 100% of natural active ingredients and their signature scent and incomparable textures are purely addictive. The Brand is selectively distributed in its own dispensaries network Paris, Toulouse, Albi, Carcassonne, Montpellier, in Galeries Lafayette, and by authorized dealers and internationally in Seoul, Taipei, Hong-Kong, Shanghai, New-York. Graine de Pastel plans on using this partnership to develop the Brand in China.

About Leaf

Leaf is a corporate law firm specialized in M&A transactions with offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Paris. The team, composed of Chinese and international corporate lawyers, advises mid-cap enterprises and international corporations for their M&A operations, their joint ventures with public and private Chinese players or to structure investment in Asia. Leaf’s team has been multi-awarded over the last years on its ability to deal with complex negotiation in M&A deals.