Davis Polk advised Cornell Capital LLC, in partnership with Frédéric Fekkai, in connection with the acquisition of Frédéric Fekkai Brands, the beauty and haircare brand that Mr. Fekkai founded under his namesake in 1996, from a group of investors. 

Frédéric Fekkai Brands develops and produces hair and body care products, including shampoos, conditioners, treatments, hair fragrances and styling products. Additionally, Frédéric Fekkai Brands owns and operates a number of premier salons across the United States. Cornell Capital LLC is a private investment firm that takes a value-driven approach to investing. Partnering with strong and entrepreneurial management teams, the firm seeks opportunities in market-leading businesses across the consumer, energy, financial and industrial sectors.

The Davis Polk corporate team included partners William J. Chudd and Lee Hochbaum and associate Albert Zhu. Partner Veronica M. Wissel and associate Julia Bogdanovich provided executive compensation advice. The tax team included counsel Ethan R. Goldman and associate Joshua J. Micelotta. The intellectual property and technology team included partner Frank J. Azzopardi and associate Michael V. Policastro. All members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York office.