Intrepid Advises Leading National Business Management Firm for Premier Entertainers on Its Merger with Focus Financial Partners

Intrepid today announced that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, LLP (GR&F), one of the largest national business management firms for high-profile individuals in the entertainment industry, on its merger with Focus Financial Partners, LLC (Focus Financial), a leading partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms.

“Intrepid’s senior team was an invaluable advisor to us on this recapitalization. By introducing us to Focus, Intrepid found us the perfect partner to advance our strategic growth plans,” said Todd Gelfand, GR&F Managing Partner. “We were thrilled to assist this nationally recognized firm in finding the ideal partner to capitalize on the company’s market leadership and support GR&F’s dramatic expansion potential,” said Mike Rosenberg, Senior Managing Director at Intrepid.

Founded in 1967 with headquarters in Los Angeles, GR&F also has offices in the other entertainment capitals of the country, New York and Nashville. The firm provides accounting functions, tax advisory services, tour accounting, business advice and consultation with outside investment advisors. Clients include high-net-worth and high-profile individuals in the fields of music, motion pictures, television, sports, literature and other creative and performing arts, as well as senior executives in the finance and entertainment fields. In 2014, GR&F completed the acquisition of Haber Corp., a business management firm with an office in Nashville, Tenn., and Encino, Calif.

Focus Financial is a leading partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms. The company provides access to best practices, resources and continuity planning for its partner firms who serve individuals, families, employers and institutions with wealth management, benefit, investment consulting and business management services.

Deal Team Contacts

Mike Rosenberg, Senior Managing Director

Jeremiah Mann, Managing Director

About Intrepid Investment Bankers

Intrepid provides M&Acapital raising and strategic advisory services to entrepreneurs and middle-market companies in various industry sectors. Our heritage, rooted in our founders’ successful 35-year history, breeds a culture that embraces teamwork, tenacity and creativity to win big for our clients. We believe that every company has an entrepreneurial passion that drives it and a story that defines it. Our team delivers results through skillful positioning and relentless execution. Based in Los Angeles, Intrepid augments its international capabilities through its active participation in Oaklins, an exclusive global alliance of M&A advisory firms.

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