Anastasia Beverly Hills announced June 20 a partnership with San Francisco-based investment titan TPG Capital, the first outside investment for the beauty line started by Anastasia Soare.
A spokesman for Anastasia Beverly Hills declined to provide investment terms. A press release on the deal characterized TPG as helping Anastasia Beverly Hills’ operations and growth, particularly e-commerce and international expansion.
Anastasia Beverly Hills started in 1992 as a beauty salon focused on eyebrow shaping, and has since expanded due in large part to the company and its followers Instagram pages as well as how-to beauty videos.
The TPG Capital investment was rumored for more than a month amid reports that the investment firm valued Anastasia Beverly Hills at north of $3 billion.
Soare declined to provide a valuation for the company in an interview last month, when she was honored as one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s ICONS for 2018. But she did say that the company was looking for help in administering an international expansion.
“Maybe I would take a partner [because] from an operational point of view it’s very hard to open offices in Europe, and Asia,” Soare said. “It’s not about the capital. It’s about the help in the operations. So, if you open an office Europe, you need to hire the people, the HR.”
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