Palamon snaps up retail site

Kasmira Jefford
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ROBERT Bensoussan, the chairman of LK Bennett and former boss of Jimmy Choo, has joined forces with Palamon Capital Partners to buy a majority stake in, the online beauty retailer.

Bensoussan’s retail and luxury goods buyout vehicle Sirius Equity and Palamon yesterday said they have agreed to purchase a controlling stake from Feelunique’s founders in a deal that values the retailer at £26m including debt.

Feelunique was founded in 2005 by entrepreneurs Aaron Chatterley and Richard Schiessl. It stocks beauty products from over 500 brands including Dior and Benefit and turned over £30m last year.