2017 marked a year of change and growth for Intrepid. We welcomed our biggest analyst class yet, and we continue to look for exceptional senior banker talent in Healthcare and Food & Beverage. Moreover, our team has been hard at work managing the design and buildout of our new offices where we will kick off 2018.
2017 was also a record year for Intrepid in the number of deals closed, overall transaction value, and size of deals. Every one of our industry groups showed growth and closed meaningful transactions, including the $1 billion acquisition of Ambry Genetics by Konica Minolta; the pending $1.075 billion sale of RSI Home Products to American Woodmark as well as a growing number of transactions in the direct-to-consumer space, including the sale of Native to Procter & Gamble and the recapitalization and growth investment in Bear Down Brands completed with Topspin Partners.
We credit our success in 2017 to friends like you in the business community, and we look forward to a New Year filled with hope and promise. Our best wishes for prosperity in the New Year to you and your families!