Kimberly Donnelly Rowe Associate

New York
T 212.204.8694 | F 973.422.6845

Kim focuses on private and public mergers and acquisitions, in addition to other corporate transactions. With a breadth of experience in complex cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, and other equity financing transactions, Kim helps clients plan and execute their strategies for success.

Kim has represented strategic acquirers in a variety of industries, including broadcasting, consumer energy, and outsourcing solutions. She has also counseled private equity sponsors in the acquisition and divestiture of a multitude of portfolio companies, from luxury goods and industrial water purification businesses to companies in health care services.

Representative Engagements

Represented Pamplona Capital Management LLP and Beacon Rail Leasing in the sale of Beacon Rail to institutional investors advised by JPMorgan Asset Management.
Represented The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its acquisition of Luxury Brand Partners portfolio company BECCA Cosmetics, a high-growth prestige cosmetics brand offering innovative complexion products focusing on a diverse range of skin tones.
Represented The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its acquisition of By Kilian, a Paris-based prestige fragrance brand founded by Kilian Hennessy.
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Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler represented The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, in its acquisition of By Kilian, a Paris-based prestige fragrance brand. The acquisition creates a strategic opportunity for Estée Lauder to enhance its leadership in the ultra-luxury fragrance market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Led by partner Marita Makinen, the Lowenstein deal team includes Annie Nazarian Davydov, Kim Donnelly Rowe, Matt Savare, David Toma, Darren Goodman, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Megan Monson, Michael Walutes, Lesley AdamoMarc Lomasky and Manali Joglekar. , February 25, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler is representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its investment in Have & Be Co. Ltd., the South Korean company behind skin care brands Dr. Jart+ and Do The Right Thing. The investment is anticipated to create a strategic opportunity to develop a partnership with one of Korea’s most promising high-growth skin care brands. Terms of the investment have not been disclosed and the deal is expected to close in December. The Lowenstein deal team included Marita Makinen, Jonathan Goodman, Randy Dorf, Kimberly Donnelly Rowe, David Lifshitz, Marc Lomasky, Brandon Greenblatt, Matt Savare, Darren Goodman, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Michael WalutesLesley Adamo and Amiad Kushner. , October 26, 2015
Lowenstein Sandler represented Moelis Capital Partners in its investment in Flexible Architecture and Simplified Technology (FAST), which is a leading provider of software solutions for the insurance industry. FAST is recognized as a leader in technology within the US marketplace, and is well-positioned to serve its customers through this deal. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. The Lowenstein deal team included Christopher Henry, Jonathan Goodman, Kimberly Donnelly Rowe, Sarah Saladini, Marc Kurzweil, Vanessa Ignacio, John Wintermute, Michael Walutes, Lesley Adamo, Jim Gregory, and Stuart Yusem. , September 9, 2015
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Related Areas

Capital Markets & Securities
Debt Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Transactions & Advisory Group


New York University School of Law ( J.D. , 2012 ) , Review of Law & Social Change, Article Selection Editor
Tulane University ( B.S.M. , 2009 ) , magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York