Weil Advised Cornell Capital and KDC/ONE in KDC/ONE’s Merger with HCT

Weil advised Cornell Capital and its portfolio company Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC/ONE), a contract developer, manufacturer and supplier of personal care and household products, in its merger with HCT Group Holdings Limited, a provider of design, engineering, manufacturing, formulation, filling and logistics services for cosmetics products. The transaction closed on January 23, 2020.

The Weil team that advised KDC/ONE was led by Private Equity partner Christopher Machera and included Corporate associates Arnie Fridhandler, Theodora TavridouThomas FormanDiana RobinsonJames FengAlexandra Stoicescu, Dominika Javornicka, Tom CoxAkim Ouint, Michael Enea (Not Yet Admitted in New York), Briana Liu (Not Yet Admitted in Beijing) and Kevin Xin Wang (Not Yet Admitted in Shanghai). The team also included Banking & Finance partner Andrew Colao; Tax partner Mark Schwed; Head of Private Equity Executive Compensation & Benefits Michael Nissan; Technology & IP Transactions partner Charan Sandhu; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Co-Head of Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & Information Management Randi Singer; Antitrust partner John Scribner; White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations partner Sarah Coyne; Patent Litigation partner Anne Cappella; Employment Litigation partner Gary Friedman; Private Equity partner Jean Beauchataud; Technology & IP Transactions counsel Caroline Geiger; Environmental counsel John O’Loughlin and Matthew Morton; Antitrust counsel Michael Naughton; Banking & Finance associates Jacqueline OveissiConor O’Muiri and Sarah Gohary (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Tax associate Steven Ort; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Craig OlshanAmanda Rosenblum and Travis Bruno; Technology & IP Transactions associates Phillip GrudzinaJillian Richardson and Briony Pollard; Real Estate associate Daniel Soso; Complex Commercial Litigation associate Eliza Cotter; Patent Litigation associates Christopher Pistritto and Tonny Lee; Securities Litigation associate Chelsea Silverstein; Employment Litigation associate Chris Dyess; and White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations associate Timothy Welch.