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The Deal Awards Name Shiseido’s Acquisition of Drunk Elephant “Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Deal of the Year”

The Deal has named Shiseido’s acquisition of Drunk Elephant the 2020 “Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Deal of the Year” as part of their annual awards program.

Vinson & Elkins advised Tiffany Masterson, the founder of Drunk Elephant, and a consortium of majority equity holders in connection with the sale of Drunk Elephant to Shiseido Company, Limited. Drunk Elephant is a leading and fast-growing prestige skincare brand and a recognized expert in developing clean compatible and effective products.

The V&E corporate team was led by partner Keith Fullenweider with assistance from senior associate Claire Campbell and associates Sara Bloom and Maggie Webber.

The awards recognize the advisors and service providers who power the deal economy. Honorees were selected based on peer nominations and interviews with analysts and experts.

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