Encore Consumer Capital, a private equity firm that invests exclusively in leading consumer products companies, has completed the sale of its portfolio company MyChelle Natural Skin Care, LLC., a leading marketer of natural skin care products, to French Transit, LLC, marketer and distributor of Crystal natural deodorant brand.MyChelle represents Encore’s second successful exit in the beauty industry, following the 2014 sale of Tarte, Inc. to KOSÉ Corporation.

Scott Sellers, Managing Director of Encore Consumer Capital, said, “It has been a great pleasure for us at Encore to have partnered with the talented team at MyChelle. They have expanded the MyChelle brand beyond the natural channel and have positioned the brand for continued growth.

Threadstone Advisors provided strategic and financial advisory services to MyChelle. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP acted as legal counsel to MyChelle.

About Encore Consumer Capital
Encore Consumer Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm focused on the consumer products industry. The firm has raised over $600 million in committed equity capital and has invested in 26 platform companies. Encore is currently investing out of its $260 million 2016 vintage third fund. The firm targets companies with between $10 million and $100 million in annual revenues where Encore’s strong operating expertise in strategy development, brand marketing and distribution expansion can help drive performance.

About MyChelle Natural Skin Care
MyChelle Natural Skin Care, LLC., based in Louisville, CO, is a leading marketer of natural skin care sold under the MyChelle brand name. The brand’s products provide highly concentrated, active dermatological ingredients with clean and conscious formulations. MyChelle products are sold through the natural retail and direct-to-consumer channels.


About French Transit
French Transit, LLC, acquires and develops personal care brands. The current brand portfolio consists of Crystal, a line of natural deodorants, and Luster Premium White, a line of beauty-focused teeth whitening products. French Transit’s products are sold in natural, food, drug, and mass retailers throughout the world.