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Beauty & Money Summit London

Connecting Independent Beauty Brands with Strategic Buyers, Financial Buyers, Retailers & Brand Mentors.

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London, UK
27 June, 2019

Beauty Spotlight is now open for submissions! Submit your brand for consideration by the prestigious Selection Committee. Final submission date: 12th April 2019

“The Beauty & Money Summit is important to us, because it is the only vehicle in the market place today that is really identifying globally, the next generation of brands in today’s beauty world.”

William Susman, Managing Director at Threadstone Advisors

Why Attend

Over the past year, The Beauty & Money Summit has connected over 500 industry leaders, through over 2000 private meetings globally.

Since we launched back in 2017, Beauty & Money has focused on helping independent beauty brands to connect with financial and strategic buyers. We’ve come to realise though, that building a successful business isn’t just about raising capital.

So this year, we’ve identified 3 key areas in which building the right relationships can really help to drive your business forward.

INVESTMENT | RETAIL | MENTORSHIP

  • Schedule one-to-one private meetings with seed and series A investors, expanding your network to secure your next source of capital.

  • Connect with global distributors and retailers to find your next partner and optimise your international distribution strategy.

  • Receive advice on overcoming business critical challenges such as building an effective team, differentiating product lines and driving reoccurring revenue.

  • Determine what investors and strategic buyers are looking for to perfect your pitch and gain the competitive edge when raising capital.

  • Understand what retailers are looking for to perfect your pitch and achieve omnichannel distribution.
  • Schedule one-to-one mentoring sessions with our brand mentors to expand your professional network and build authentic relationships.

Check out our video from Beauty & Money LA 2018 below:

150+
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12
Beauty Spotlight Finalists
500+
One-to-One Meetings
1
Must Attend Industry Event

Beauty Spotlight

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

12 independent beauty brands, hand-picked by the prestigious Selection Committee, introduce themselves and their products on the main stage, in a quick-fire round of presentations.

Submissions will be accepted from both Mass and Prestige independent beauty brands in Colour Cosmetics, Skincare, Haircare, Fragrance, Bath & Body and Beauty Devices. They should be early to mid-stage brands that are actively seeking financial investment, acquisition, distribution, and/or marketing.

These can range from brands that have just started generating revenue all the way up to larger entities that have revenues of over $80 million.

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Final submission date: 12th April 2019
Results announced: 14th May 2019

The Speakers

 

Marie Drago

Founder
Gallinée

Marie Drago is a French Doctor in Pharmacy and a member of the French Society of Cosmetic Science, with over 15 years’ experience working for successful and innovative skincare brands. After discovering how a prebiotic and probiotic diet could improve the symptoms of the gluten intolerance that had been plaguing her life for years, Marie got a Eureka moment: What if we applied the same science to skin?

Marie Drago

Founder
Gallinée

Marie Drago is a French Doctor in Pharmacy and a member of the French Society of Cosmetic Science, with over 15 years’ experience working for successful and innovative skincare brands. After discovering how a prebiotic and probiotic diet could improve the symptoms of the gluten intolerance that had been plaguing her life for years, Marie got a Eureka moment: What if we applied the same science to skin?

Marie’s thesis on the microbiome and the enormous benefits of harnessing helpful bacteria gave her the vision and the know-how to create Gallinée’s formulations. Thanks to her pharmacy background and her beauty experience, Marie designed formulas like no other, and patented the triple biotic complex that you can now find in Gallinée’s products.

 

Conor Begley

Tribe Dynamics

Conor Begley

Tribe Dynamics
 

Morgan Acas

President & Co-Founder
Romy Paris

Morgan Acas is the President & Co-Founder of Romy Paris.

Romy Paris is the first skincare for ultra-fresh skin, thanks to its exclusive and multi-patented formulation technology. They propose to our customers to formulate, at home, fresh care without preservatives added and customizable day by day. After 5 years of R & D, they have developed a new patented process: A cosmetic formulator named FIGURE.

Morgan Acas

President & Co-Founder
Romy Paris

Morgan Acas is the President & Co-Founder of Romy Paris.

Romy Paris is the first skincare for ultra-fresh skin, thanks to its exclusive and multi-patented formulation technology. They propose to our customers to formulate, at home, fresh care without preservatives added and customizable day by day. After 5 years of R & D, they have developed a new patented process: A cosmetic formulator named FIGURE.

 

Alejandro Vincente

Senior Vice President, Global Head of M&A
Coty Inc.

Alejandro Vicente is currently the SVP, Head of Global M&A at Coty Inc. where he also serves as Chairman of Younique since February 2017. Prior to joining Coty in September 2016, he was Global Head of Consumer Goods Industry at JPMorgan where he worked for 17 years including 8 years as Managing Director and where he worked on more than 40 Consumer Goods transactions across M&A, DCM and ECM in EMEA and globally worth $100bn+. He started his career at Procter & Gamble where he worked for 4 years including in the European Headquarters.

Alejandro Vincente

Senior Vice President, Global Head of M&A
Coty Inc.

Alejandro Vicente is currently the SVP, Head of Global M&A at Coty Inc. where he also serves as Chairman of Younique since February 2017. Prior to joining Coty in September 2016, he was Global Head of Consumer Goods Industry at JPMorgan where he worked for 17 years including 8 years as Managing Director and where he worked on more than 40 Consumer Goods transactions across M&A, DCM and ECM in EMEA and globally worth $100bn+. He started his career at Procter & Gamble where he worked for 4 years including in the European Headquarters. He speaks fluently English, Spanish and French.

 

Anna Teal

VP and Global Business Development Director, Global Brands
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Anna Teal is a Business leader with 20 years of general management, commercial and business development experience in beauty and personal care products.  Anna uses this experience to support brand companies deliver breakthrough growth by leveraging the Walgreens Boots alliance unique integrated business model.  In Anna’s current role she delivers the accelerated growth for the business via partnerships and inorganic growth opportunities. 

Anna Teal

VP and Global Business Development Director, Global Brands
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Anna Teal is a Business leader with 20 years of general management, commercial and business development experience in beauty and personal care products.  Anna uses this experience to support brand companies deliver breakthrough growth by leveraging the Walgreens Boots alliance unique integrated business model.  In Anna’s current role she delivers the accelerated growth for the business via partnerships and inorganic growth opportunities. 

As of January 1st, Anna has also taken on the position of CEO for the Aromatherapy Associates and The Refinery business, which WBA acquired in 2014 under a then partnership with B&B Investments

Prior to this Anna held various management positions within WBA across retail category management, brand management as well as leading a number of M&A beauty brand projects.

 

Nigel Lawmon

Global Commercial Director
Feelunique

Nigel Lawmon joined Feelunique as Commercial Director in 2015, and now has over 22 years retail experience including department store, travel retail and speciality retail, including 17+ years in the beauty industry. 

Nigel’s expertise quickly enhanced Feelunique’s business commercially and enhanced the brand offering, that has significantly increased its sales.

Prior to joining Feelunique Nigel was Managing Director of The Fragrance Shop and has previously held leadership roles at Debenhams and Alpha Retail/World Duty Free.

Nigel Lawmon

Global Commercial Director
Feelunique

Nigel Lawmon joined Feelunique as Commercial Director in 2015, and now has over 22 years retail experience including department store, travel retail and speciality retail, including 17+ years in the beauty industry. 

Nigel’s expertise quickly enhanced Feelunique’s business commercially and enhanced the brand offering, that has significantly increased its sales.

Prior to joining Feelunique Nigel was Managing Director of The Fragrance Shop and has previously held leadership roles at Debenhams and Alpha Retail/World Duty Free.

 

Kristy Macdonald

Investment Manager
JamJar Investments

Kristy Macdonald

Investment Manager
JamJar Investments
 

Mark Sproston

Founder & CEO
The Shavedoctor Company

"EVERY MAN DESERVES TO BE FREE OF SHAVING IRRITATION"

That is the mission of Mark Sproston, Founder and CEO of The ShaveDoctor.

​Mark has spent 2 decades working in and teaching the art of the 'Barber Shop Shave' to barbers all across the world and is now seen as a world leading shave expert and industry advisor.

Mark Sproston

Founder & CEO
The Shavedoctor Company

"EVERY MAN DESERVES TO BE FREE OF SHAVING IRRITATION"

That is the mission of Mark Sproston, Founder and CEO of The ShaveDoctor.

​Mark has spent 2 decades working in and teaching the art of the 'Barber Shop Shave' to barbers all across the world and is now seen as a world leading shave expert and industry advisor.

​Continued to be fascinated and frustrated by men’s reluctance to shave regularly because of shaving rash, razor burn and ingrown hairs, Mark created, with some leading dermatologists and chemists a professional shave and skin care range to match the shaving science to his shaving skill and free men from the irritation of shaving. 

​Our products have been expertly developed using more natural ingredients that contain no parabens or petro chemicals that will protect, soothe and treat all skin types no matter of age and ethnicity.

​Today they are sold in many countries across the world with our aim to continue to develop innovative and high performing shave and skin care products for our customers to use and enjoy.

 

Meredith C. Kerekes

Head of US Beauty Sector
ITA - Italian Trade Agency

Experienced and entrepreneurial executive with demonstrative results in all aspects of marketing functions from Fortune 50 companies to early-stage startups. Specific focus on brand development, customer experience, market segmentation, and integrated marketing. Professional experience spans nearly fifteen years across the US and EMEA. Strong background in operations and sales; as well as evaluation and financial management. Industry focus in beauty, luxury goods, and retail.

Meredith C. Kerekes

Head of US Beauty Sector
ITA - Italian Trade Agency

Experienced and entrepreneurial executive with demonstrative results in all aspects of marketing functions from Fortune 50 companies to early-stage startups. Specific focus on brand development, customer experience, market segmentation, and integrated marketing. Professional experience spans nearly fifteen years across the US and EMEA. Strong background in operations and sales; as well as evaluation and financial management. Industry focus in beauty, luxury goods, and retail.

 

Colette Newberry

Co-founder
Be for Beauty

Co-founder Colette Newberry has a well-rounded commercial background in retail (combined 13 years in Walgreens Boots Alliance in trading, product development & brand roles), with entrepreneurial spirit - Colette having driven a 1m following millennial targeted start up into commercial success. The mix of Science and Beauty Junkie natures combine in Be for Beauty’s 2 co-founders to create an electric mix of creativity, spark and passion for innovation.

Colette Newberry

Co-founder
Be for Beauty

Co-founder Colette Newberry has a well-rounded commercial background in retail (combined 13 years in Walgreens Boots Alliance in trading, product development & brand roles), with entrepreneurial spirit - Colette having driven a 1m following millennial targeted start up into commercial success. The mix of Science and Beauty Junkie natures combine in Be for Beauty’s 2 co-founders to create an electric mix of creativity, spark and passion for innovation.

 

Samuel Cheney

Head Of Commercial Operations
BEAST London

In my role I oversee Retail Ops; eCommerce; Buying and Merchandising; Partnerships, Digital and Marketing.

BEAST. is the new face of male beauty, offering a curated selection of the finest men’s
products from across the globe. The only store of it’s kind, BEAST brings together over 80
premium brands spanning Body, Hair, Shave, Face, and Fragrance. The brand presents a unique mix of innovative newcomers and long-established cult classics.

The brand’s way of shopping is built around a simple logic, whereby the store and website

Samuel Cheney

Head Of Commercial Operations
BEAST London

In my role I oversee Retail Ops; eCommerce; Buying and Merchandising; Partnerships, Digital and Marketing.

BEAST. is the new face of male beauty, offering a curated selection of the finest men’s
products from across the globe. The only store of it’s kind, BEAST brings together over 80
premium brands spanning Body, Hair, Shave, Face, and Fragrance. The brand presents a unique mix of innovative newcomers and long-established cult classics.

The brand’s way of shopping is built around a simple logic, whereby the store and website
offer the same merchandised structure across the categories - Body, Hair, Shave, Face and Fragrance.

 

Elise Ngobi

Senior Brand Strategy Manager
Dash Hudson

Elise Ngobi

Senior Brand Strategy Manager
Dash Hudson
 

Camille Kriebitzsch

Associate
Otium Capital

Camille joined the consumer team in 2015 as an Associate. She started working as a business developer for Birchbox and Alexandalexa, two pioneer startups in the beauty and childrenswear sectors. She also worked at Ernst&Young where she was mostly focused on the LVMH account. Camille graduated from ESCP Europe and studied in France, the UK and Germany.

Camille Kriebitzsch

Associate
Otium Capital

Camille joined the consumer team in 2015 as an Associate. She started working as a business developer for Birchbox and Alexandalexa, two pioneer startups in the beauty and childrenswear sectors. She also worked at Ernst&Young where she was mostly focused on the LVMH account. Camille graduated from ESCP Europe and studied in France, the UK and Germany.

 

Gesa Geissel

Director of Corporate Venturing Henkel Beauty Care
Henkel

Gesa Geissel joined Henkel in 2006 and built her broad experience in various national and international positions in strategic marketing and category management in Germany and China. In her last role she was part of the global digital marketing team for Beauty Care, where she was responsible with her team for all aspects of digital content and campaigns including social media and influencer marketing.

Gesa Geissel

Director of Corporate Venturing Henkel Beauty Care
Henkel

Gesa Geissel joined Henkel in 2006 and built her broad experience in various national and international positions in strategic marketing and category management in Germany and China. In her last role she was part of the global digital marketing team for Beauty Care, where she was responsible with her team for all aspects of digital content and campaigns including social media and influencer marketing.

 

Oliver Mennell

Founder & CEO
Neom Organics London

Oliver Mennell is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NEOM, the wellbeing and beauty brand.

Widely recognised as one of the first and fastest growing wellbeing brands in the UK, NEOM offers natural products that are designed to deliver therapeutic benefits to relieve stress, aid sleep, boost energy or lift mood.

Oliver Mennell

Founder & CEO
Neom Organics London

Oliver Mennell is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NEOM, the wellbeing and beauty brand.

Widely recognised as one of the first and fastest growing wellbeing brands in the UK, NEOM offers natural products that are designed to deliver therapeutic benefits to relieve stress, aid sleep, boost energy or lift mood.

A chance encounter and savvy sales skills launched Oliver’s career in private equity, converting a two-week internship into a full-time role becoming the youngest Investment Analyst at Nikko Principal Investments. During his time spent at the firm, Oliver learnt first-hand about buying, building and selling businesses, an experience that would later prove invaluable when setting up his own business.

Two years later an opportunity arose. Close friend, Nicola Elliott, came to Oliver with the idea of creating a wellbeing and beauty brand that harnessed the power of potent essential oils. Having experienced first-hand the impact stress and anxiety can have in high pressure jobs and noticing a building momentum towards healthy living, Oliver saw a clear gap in the market for a brand designed to address key wellbeing needs. In 2005, aged twenty-three, Oliver launched NEOM with Nicola.

Based in Harrogate and employing close to 100 people, NEOM is a fast-growing multi-channel business with retail sales of over £25m in 2019. Its home fragrance and skincare ranges are sold through leading department stores such as John Lewis, Selfridges and Fenwick in the UK as well as flagship international stores. NEOM has a thriving online business and five of its own retail stores with further openings planned. In December 2017, Oliver led a major growth capital investment from Piper, the UK’s leading investor in consumer brands.

 

Laure Bouguen

Founder & CEO
HO KARAN

Laure has known since childhood the benefits of hemp, as her grand-parents grew it in Bretagne (France), from legal cannabis sativa variety.

In 2016 - while she was still a business school student - she created a range of unique men skincare products made with hemp seeds oil recognised by the barbers for its impressive soothing effect.

She quickly realized that the exceptional properties of the hemp seeds but also the flowers had the power to solve wellness issues beyond the gender, type of skin or age.

Laure Bouguen

Founder & CEO
HO KARAN

Laure has known since childhood the benefits of hemp, as her grand-parents grew it in Bretagne (France), from legal cannabis sativa variety.

In 2016 - while she was still a business school student - she created a range of unique men skincare products made with hemp seeds oil recognised by the barbers for its impressive soothing effect.

She quickly realized that the exceptional properties of the hemp seeds but also the flowers had the power to solve wellness issues beyond the gender, type of skin or age.

She surrounded herself with agronomy and pharmacy researchers to launch HO KARAN.

 

Charlotte Semler

Co-founder
VOTARY

Charlotte Semler

Co-founder
VOTARY
 

Samuel Cheney

Head Of Commercial Operations
BEAST London

In my role I oversee Retail Ops; eCommerce; Buying and Merchandising; Partnerships, Digital and Marketing.

BEAST. is the new face of male beauty, offering a curated selection of the finest men’s
products from across the globe. The only store of it’s kind, BEAST brings together over 80
premium brands spanning Body, Hair, Shave, Face, and Fragrance. The brand presents a unique mix of innovative newcomers and long-established cult classics.

The brand’s way of shopping is built around a simple logic, whereby the store and website

Samuel Cheney

Head Of Commercial Operations
BEAST London

In my role I oversee Retail Ops; eCommerce; Buying and Merchandising; Partnerships, Digital and Marketing.

BEAST. is the new face of male beauty, offering a curated selection of the finest men’s
products from across the globe. The only store of it’s kind, BEAST brings together over 80
premium brands spanning Body, Hair, Shave, Face, and Fragrance. The brand presents a unique mix of innovative newcomers and long-established cult classics.

The brand’s way of shopping is built around a simple logic, whereby the store and website
offer the same merchandised structure across the categories - Body, Hair, Shave, Face and Fragrance.

Selection Committee

Camille Kriebitzsch

Principal & Co-founder
Eutopia

Daniel Stern

Investment Director
Piper

Elena Fernandez-Kleinlein

Sr. Director Consumer Scientific Innovation
Johnson & Johnson

Emilie Spire

Associate
Felix Capital

Ernesto Schmitt

Co-Founder & Arch Crafter
The Craftory

Gesa Geissel

Director of Corporate Venturing Henkel Beauty Care
Henkel

Matthew Wiseman

Partner
Alantra

Meredith C. Kerekes

Head of US Beauty Sector
ITA - Italian Trade Agency

Millie Kendall

CEO
The British Beauty Council

Olivier Garel

Head of Ventures
Unilever Ventures

Samuel Cheney

Head Of Commercial Operations
BEAST London

Stirling Murray

Founder & Managing Director
The Red Tree

Nigel Lawmon

Global Commercial Director
Feelunique

Alejandro Vicente

SVP, Global Head of M&A
Coty Inc.

Peony Li

Head of Investments
Founders Factory

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What to expect at Beauty & Money Summit London 2019:

  • 150+ industry leaders including influential directors and C-level executives from the top independent mid-market beauty brands, large multi-national strategic buyers, financial investors active in beauty, and trend-setting retailers. 
  • Opportunities to connect using our private one-to-one meeting scheduler application to book up to 12 private meetings. This is your chance to find your next business opportunity, retail partnership, or source of capital.
  • Enter your brand for the Beauty Spotlight - 12 beauty brands,who are actively seeking investment, acquisition or partnerships, will be hand picked to showcase their brand on the main stage.

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