JH Partners Invests in Australian Skin Care Company, Jurlique
Jurlique and JH Partners also announced that Eli Halliwell has been named President and CEO of Jurlique.
John Hansen, the recently appointed chairman of the board of
Jurlique, and principal of JH Partners, said, "We are pleased to
partner with Jurlique to help maximize the company's growth. As a
middle market company with a strong product line and significant growth
potential, Jurlique fits our focus and represents an attractive
"We're also pleased to have Eli Halliwell at the helm," added Mr.
Hansen. "His entrepreneurial experience and international perspective
provide the strategic leadership needed to nurture the best in Jurlique
and take the company forward."
Mr. Halliwell was recruited after an intensive international search
for a CEO who would strengthen the brand's commitment to sustainable
business practices, and environmental and social responsibility.
Mr. Halliwell said, "I'm excited about the possibilities at Jurlique
as we continue to quietly nurture Jurlique's presence in the U.S. and
other markets. Jurlique offers a unique opportunity to more fully
express a commitment to sustainability, the environment and healthy,
more balanced living."
Mr. Halliwell joins Jurlique from Bumble and bumble, the prestigious
hair care company owned by Estee Lauder Companies. At Bumble and
bumble, Mr. Halliwell served as general manager and was known for his
strategic thinking, passionate leadership style, and a track record of
growth. Previously, he served as co-founder, executive vice president
and chief strategy officer for iMotors, Inc. a $100 million internet
retailer of cars.
Jurlique's skin care collection is based on plant and flower-based
extracts, elixirs, and lotions made from such ingredients as quince,
marsh mallow, rose, chamomile, calendula, and lavender -- grown on its
own organic, biodynamic farm in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia.
With its clean, minimalist packaging and an emphasis on quality over
fanfare, Jurlique regularly is named by magazines as a "green
must-have" and is a favorite among actresses, models, and make-up
In addition to a significant presence in resort and destination
spas, Jurlique has 14 independent retail locations in the U.S. ranging
from New York's Madison Avenue and Soho, to Beverly Hills, Santa
Monica, and Fillmore Street in San Francisco. The company has over 60
locations internationally, including a strong presence in Australia,
Hong Kong, Tokyo, and throughout Asia.