Douglas is a leading company in the beauty care sector in Europe. With more than 1,900 stores in prime locations across 19 European countries, Douglas holds a strong market position.

In the past financial year 2015/2016 (October 1, 2015 until September 30, 2016), Douglas generated annual sales of approximately EUR 2.7 billion.

Its multi-channel offering - which is well integrated across the stores, online shop and mobile application - as well as its continually updated offering of more than 35,000 products make Douglas the frontrunner in the growing selective beauty market.

Our about 20,000 highly qualified and dedicated Douglas employees are our greatest asset. They expertly and enthusiastically assist our clients in finding the right products and services to turn each purchase into a unique shopping experience.

Douglas has become the largest specialist beauty retailer in Europe. It is renowned for its clear customer focus, an innovative product portfolio and an impressive in-store and E-Commerce presence.

Isabelle Parize, CEO

Date of investment

August 2015


Fund VI


Beauty Retailer




€2,690 million

Number of employees



Isabelle Parize

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