Davin Staats

Managing Director

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Financial Advisory


London, United Kingdom

Davin Staats is Managing Director and Co-Head (Europe) of the Consumer & Retail Group. Additionally, he leads the firm’s HPC (home and personal care) practice globally. Davin joined Lazard in 1999 and is active in New York and London offices of the firm.

Recent noteworthy transactions include the sale of SkinBetter Science skincare to L’Oréal, the combination of Obagi Cosmeceuticals with Waldencast and Milk Makeup, Beiersdorf’s acquisition of Chantecaille Beauté, and L’Oréal’s acquisitions of the Youth to the People and Thayer’s skincare businesses.

Other representative transactions include: Quala’s sale of its HPC brands to Unilever; Unilever’s disposals of its Ades soymilk, Skippy peanut butter, and North American frozen meals businesses; L’Oréal’s acquisitions of Pulp Riot, Carol’s Daughter, Nyx Cosmetics, Urban Decay, essie, and Clarisonic; the merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, and Coca-Cola Erfrig to form Coca-Cola European Partners, and the prior sale of CCE’s North American operations to Cola-Cola; and The Coca-Cola Company’s acquisition of its stake in Keurig Green Mountain.

He is a trustee of the French American Museum Exchange (FRAME) and the American Memorial Hospital (AMF).

Davin holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (‘06) and an AB from Stanford University (‘99).

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