Consumer Products & Services
Given the influence of entertainment, music and fashion on culture and consumer tastes, Southern California has long been a prolific incubator for consumer product and service companies. It is no coincidence, then, that from the very early days, we have been known for our commitment to the consumer sector.
Today, more than ever, the emergence of the Internet and digital media has blurred the lines between brand builders and retailers, and content developers and distributors. In this rapidly changing environment, we recognize that in order to provide high-impact advice to clients in the consumer sector, our bankers have to commit to becoming part of the fabric of the industry. We are all in—immersed in the changing landscape, watching and anticipating trends, and maintaining an active dialogue with capital providers and strategic players who are fueling the change.
Apparel & Retail
Consumer purchasing decisions are often driven by lifestyle factors. To be successful, a brand must resonate with the personal aspirations of the consumer. To convey the value of a brand, the banker must comprehend a brand’s DNA and properly tell its story. Our team understands consumer values and stays on top of emerging trends and lifestyles.
Our Apparel & Retail practice combines decades of experience advising apparel, retail, lifestyle brands, accessories, and footwear companies on the best execution in various transaction types, including sell-side and buy-side, as well as equity and debt capital raises. We maintain deep industry relationships with leading executives, private equity investors and companies in the industry.
Beauty & Personal Care
Staying ahead of the latest market trends requires an in-depth understanding of brands and products, and personal connections with emerging and key players. Intrepid provides dedicated expert merger and acquisition advisory and capital raising services to the Beauty & Personal Care sectors. By focusing exclusively on beauty care companies, our industry bankers have a deep understanding of value drivers in this sector.
Our Beauty & Personal Care practice is uniquely dedicated to clients in the middle market, including entrepreneurs and owners of privately held companies, financial sponsors, and micro- to mid-cap public companies. Our senior banker team has:
- Extensive sell-side M&A experience across the sector
- Deep understanding of key trends and value drivers across the industry
- Strong relationships and active dialogue with key strategic acquirers and private equity groups
- Proven results—track record of skillfully positioning our clients, extracting premium valuations and exceeding client expectations
Toys & Giftware
Our Toys & Giftware M&A practice is unique, highly specialized and devoted to serving the needs of entrepreneurs. Our bankers have a deep understanding of the key trends and value drivers across the industry. We know how to communicate your company’s story and key value attributes to leading strategic acquirers and private equity groups focused on this fun and creative space.