Featured Webinars

Date Type Event Name Role Location
Jul 25, 2016 The Buzz at COSMOPROF Learn More Sponsor Conference

All six members of our Beauty & Personal Care team just got back from a few very full days at Cosmoprof in Las Vegas. In addition to countless meetings on and off the trade show floor, we hosted a well-attended cocktail party at Border Grill, where old friends and new friends gathered for drinks, conversation and fun.

Some of the themes and topics heard over and over again included:

  • Rash of recent billion dollar beauty care acquisitions, including Dollar Shave Club by Unilever; OGX by Johnson & Johnson; and It Cosmetics by L’Oreal (which was announced as the conference was kicking off);
  • Reemergence of strategic buyer activity with the re-entry Shiseido in the M&A game and the recent aggressive acquisition moves by J&J and Unilever;
  • Continued and growing private equity appetite for beauty and personal care deals; and
  • Explosion and attention around the Korean beauty care market, as evidenced by recent investments from Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs, and L Capital Asia (each of which was announced just days before the show).


    Andrew Colmar, Intrepid Associate, on the COSMOPROF Las Vegas 2016 showroom floor.

To top off a great event, we had a chance to catch up with some old friends and new friends at our well-attended after event party. We celebrated with former clients like: Dave Berglass from L’ANZA who won three NAHA awards, spent time with the Chatters and LORAC teams, and witnessed an amazing and bigger than ever booth by our friends at JD Beauty/WetBrush.

What a time to be part of this exciting industry!

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Apr 18, 2016 No Categories Healthcare Leadership Forum & Awards 2016 Learn More Sponsor Conference

Intrepid’s Healthcare team took part in this year’s Healthcare Leadership Forum & Awards. Among award recipients was Verity Health System CEO Mitchell R. Creem who was honored as Los Angeles’ Health System CEO of the Year.


The Los Angeles Business Journal recognized individuals and organizations that lead the front lines of healthcare and those that protect the bottom lines in helping Angelenos receive better healthcare.

Feb 10, 2016 Food Insights Summit 2016 Learn More Sponsor Conference

Intrepid’s Chairman Jim Freedman moderated “Money Matters—How Food Companies Are Scaling, Creating Profit and Growth.” The panelists discussed how the food industry presents a lot of opportunity right now, especially in the organic and health-food sectors.

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Jan 20, 2016 M&A and Capital Markets in 2016: Predictions from the Investment Bankers’ Viewpoint Learn More Host Conference

Intrepid’s CEO Ed Bagdasarian was a featured speaker at ACG LA’s investment banking panel: “M&A and Capital Markets in 2016: Predictions from the Investment Bankers’ Viewpoint,” hosted at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The discussion centered on in-the-trenches insights and advice for successfully completing M&A transactions, and assessed strategic alternatives and opportunities for accessing the capital markets.

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Jun 01, 2015 No Categories Intrepid Celebrates 5 Years! Learn More Host Replay

2015 marked a very special anniversary for Intrepid.

Five years ago, our principals set out to bring together an exceptional team of individuals united by a common vision. Together, we are a tenacious group whose shared values give us the strength to win, even against the toughest competition. 

We have been hard at work building a brand of excellence and successfully expanding several of our practices. We owe our success to our talented, hard-working team and, equally, to our friends and clients who believed in us and supported us. As we look forward to 2016, here are some highlights from 2015.


Grammy nominee Andra Day performs.

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To many more exciting years ahead!

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