Featured Webinars

Date Type Event Name Role Location
Nov 14, 2018 2018 SoCal Capital Summit
Irvine Marriott, Irvine CA Learn More
Sponsor Conference

Intrepid’s Head of Healthcare, Jonathan Bluth is speaking at the upcoming ACG 2018 SoCal Capital Summit. Join Jonathan and other industry leaders on November 14 for a panel discussion on “M&A Healthcare Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities,” where they will examine trends, challenges and opportunities in healthcare M&A.

Event Details

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Networking and hors d’oeuvres

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Breakout Sessions:
– Healthcare
– Food & Beverage
– Aerospace & Defense

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Keynote Presentation – Jeff Bush, The Washington Update
7:30 PM – Dessert and networking

Marriott Irvine
18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612
United States

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Sep 26, 2018 Opportunities and Pitfalls in Healthcare M&A
Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills CA Learn More
Host Conference

M&A continues to be a driver of change and innovation in the dynamic healthcare sector for both strategic acquirers looking to accelerate growth and private equity sponsors looking for their next great investment.

Intrepid’s Healthcare Group led a dynamic panel discussion at the recent ACGLA Business Conference with senior private equity leaders and corporate executives regarding the opportunities and pitfalls in healthcare M&A today. Adam Abramowitz, Managing Director, introduced the panel and touched on the current healthcare environment while Jonathan Bluth, Intrepid’s Head of Healthcare, moderated the session. Here are some highlights from the dealmakers and where they might find the next wave of opportunity.

Implementing Value-Based Care in the Middle Market

More and more provider groups are transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based care, which represents a challenging development for middle-market investors to incorporate into their modeling and valuations. It may not be the ideal strategy for all private equity sponsors to underwrite such a revenue model change into a valuation case without serious conviction of a successful transition. Migrating to value-based care necessitates robust financial reporting, sophisticated operations, and sufficient technology infrastructure to ensure successful, win-win outcomes. However, to maximize their valuation and options, panelists felt that all providers should develop a strategy on how to address value-based care in their sectors, regardless if it remains a small part of their business models today.

Innovation Can Provide Many Answers

Panelists expressed excitement to invest in and or acquire companies harnessing innovation within healthcare that is driving patient/consumer engagement, improving care management and enhancing outcomes. These innovations can increase efficiencies and reduce costs thereby creating attractive value propositions and M&A rationales. Further, new patient engagement technologies can improve data capture for outcomes analysis as well in niche areas like clinical trial recruitment. Despite their excitement, some panelists remained hesitant about pushing the innovation envelope too far and believed “tried and true” care models with proven track records of quality care will remain high on buyers’ wish lists.

Models That Address Healthcare Spend Will Win

American healthcare spending is broken. Investors and acquirers alike are highly interested in proven and emerging care models that can significantly reduce spending while offering great patient experiences and high clinical care. Panelists discussed the importance of addressing all key stakeholders in the system and how a winning healthcare business provides value to payors, patients and providers. Solve for the “3Ps,” and you will be at the top of everyone’s wish lists.

Continued Shift Towards Quality

In this active and competitive M&A market, panelists discussed how lofty valuations are pushing them to focus on only the best assets, both operationally and clinically. To justify the premium valuations necessary to win deals, acquirers want comfort when they are partnering with top-tier companies with strong management teams, high-quality operations, and clear pathways for near- and long-term growth.  But, they also shared that buyers are placing increased scrutiny on outcomes and quality of care. Diligence processes have dramatically increased scrutiny and companies that don’t “check the boxes” may not garner premium valuations and a multitude of transaction options. Preparation is vital—so potential sellers should strongly consider completing a sell-side ‘Quality of Earnings Report’ and, in some cases, a coding audit before launching an M&A process.



Event Details

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

ACGLA Business Conference

Beverly Hilton

9876 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Jun 14, 2018 The Art of the Deal: “Getting the Deal Done in a Fast-Changing Capital Markets Environment”
City Market Social House, Los Angeles CA Learn More
Host Conference

Intrepid’s Head of Capital Markets, Jonathan Zucker, was a featured panelist at the ACG LA Emerging Companies conference, where he discussed the Art of Getting the Deal Done.

Pipelines are bursting at the seams, capital is readily available, and there is no shortage of viable targets. In an era of increased demands from Wall Street to Main Street how is capital being deployed, what is the reality of transactions and transactional value in the current environment? What is the state of fundraising and how are brands aligning with capital providers? Expert panelists discussed the triggers that can be expected the balance of this year and shared their crystal ball assessment of the transaction landscape in the next one to two years.

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  • Kelly Anderson, CFO, Partner, CSuite Financial Partners
  • David Baram, Co-Founder, VMG Partners
  • Jonathan Zucker, Head of Capital Markets, Intrepid Investment Bankers
  • Moderator: Zac Turke, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Event Details

Thursday, June 14, 2018


To view the agenda for this event, click here.

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. — Panel Session

City Market Social House
1145 South Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Feb 24, 2018 Join Us for A Discussion on “The Entrepreneur’s Life Cycle”
UCLA Carnesale Commons, Los Angeles CA Learn More
Sponsor Conference

Surging healthcare costs and transformative transactions are driving the national conversation. Powerful speakers from across the healthcare domains will join together at UCLA Anderson’s annual Healthcare Conference to share their thoughts on recent developments and their vision of how the healthcare landscape will change in the coming years.

Join us on Saturday, February 24th at UCLA Anderson’s annual Healthcare Conference as Intrepid’s Head of Healthcare Jonathan Bluth moderates the panel session titled: “The Entrepreneur’s Life Cycle”. The session will feature Emerge Diagnostics’ Chief Executive Officer Robert Thompson; Casetabs’ Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer Mike Nolan; and Stasis Labs’ Founder and President Michael Maylahn.

Event Details

Saturday, February 24, 2018
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. — Registration and Breakfast
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Conference Panels and Lectures

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11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. — The Entrepreneur’s Life Cycle
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Networking Reception

UCLA Carnesale Commons
251 Charles E Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Feb 08, 2018 Private Equity Outlook: What Is Next for Investing in Healthcare
Nixon Peabody LLP, Los Angeles CA Learn More
Host Conference


Jonathan Bluth, Intrepid’s Head of Healthcare, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Nixon Peabody Private Equity Outlook event.

Intrepid’s Head of Healthcare Jonathan Bluth is a featured speaker at the upcoming Nixon Peabody Hot Topics in the Middle Market series. Join us on February 8th for a complimentary roundtable discussion where industry leaders will discuss emerging trends that are shaping healthcare investing right now and forecast some of the industry sectors that could generate the most interest from private equity in the year to come.

Want to prepare for the upcoming session? Click here to read a recent blog that highlights some of Intrepid’s observations about themes that could shape Healthcare M&A activity in 2018.

Event Details

Thursday, February 8, 2018
6 PM — Registration and Networking
7 PM — Roundtable Discussion
8 PM — Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Reception

Nixon Peabody LLP
300 S. Grand Ave., Suite 4100
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Jan 18, 2018 2018 Forecast: What’s Happening Inside Our Restructuring World?
Wilshire Country Club, Los Angeles CA Learn More
Sponsor Conference

Join our Head of Capital Markets, Jonathan Zucker, who is a featured panelist at the upcoming Turnaround Management Association’s “2018 Forecast: What’s Happening Inside our Restructuring World?” where he will discuss the state of the capital markets and other relevant issues expected in 2018.

Jonathan and his team were recently awarded the Refinancing Deal of the Year (Under $250 Million) for the refinancing of Mercury Media with Callidus Capital (TSE: CBL) by The M&A Advisor.


Jonathan Zucker, Senior Vice President, Intrepid Investment Bankers

Alex Kasdan, Senior Managing Director, DelMorgan & Co. (Moderator)

Alex Raskin, Director – Financial Restructuring Group, Houlihan Lokey

Winston Mar, Partner & Managing Director, Sierra Constellation Partners


To read the announcement, click here.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

5:30 – 6:30 PM Registration and Buffet
6:30 – 7:30 PM Panel Presentation
7:30 – 8:30 PM Networking

Wilshire Country Club
301 N. Rossmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Sep 13, 2017 Mall-Pocalypse – How Digital Brands Are Disrupting the Retail Landscape Learn More Host Conference

Social media has become a standard business practice as consumers seek to engage actively with a brand. The Consumer Products sector is evolving and growing as changes in online, retail, and licensing channels are blurring, and technology is impacting the way people shop. The eCommerce platform has revolutionized the customer experience and provides consumers with an inside look into their favorite brands. Consumers are now better educated and do their research before shopping. Moreover, investors are looking for leaders and companies who are willing to take on challenges and build great brands.

Our distinguished panelists from across the branded consumer sector discussed the increasingly challenging environment for retailers, the rise of social media in the eCommerce industry, and the omnichannel world that is disrupting norms and changing the retail market landscape and consumer shopping behavior.

Marvin Padilla, Head of Apparel & Retail, Intrepid

Taylor Holiday, Managing Partner, Common Thread Collective

Gunnar Lovelace, Founder and Co-CEO, Thrive Market

Greg Fass, Brand Manager, MeUndies


From left to right – Moderator, Marvin Padilla, Head of Apparel & Retail at Intrepid; Taylor Holiday, Managing Partner at Common Thread Collective; Greg Fass, Brand Manager for MeUndies; and Gunnar Lovelace, Founder and Co-CEO of Thrive Market.


Jul 17, 2017 The Changing Business Model for Digital Media and Software Companies to Sustain Growth
The Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills CA Learn More
Host Conference

Intrepid is sponsoring the ACG LA Silicon Beach special event “The Changing Business Model for Digital Media and Software Companies to Sustain Growth”. Our Head of Digital Media, Brandon Quartararo, will be moderating a distinguished panel of CEOs and entrepreneurs from Swagbucks, Triton Digital, AdExchange Group and ScaleLab.

What to Expect

The technology and digital media ecosystem change rapidly, constantly disrupting the status quo while simultaneously growing and transforming today’s market. Each subsector has different growth strategies, value drivers and competitive moats that are also in a dynamic state of flux. Countless CEOs and entrepreneurs have found themselves on the side of successfully navigating these waters and driving growth, while others have not been so successful. Proper execution is paramount to effectively building and maintaining business momentum in today’s increasingly competitive and complex environment.



Panelists Will Provide Perspective On

  • Measuring and sustaining growth
  • Strategies and best practices for driving consistent growth
  • Identifying and executing on organic and inorganic growth strategies
  • Effectively exploiting barriers to entry and competitive differentiators
  • Recruiting effective and accountable talent in a hyper-competitive market
  • Navigating growing pains and protecting culture through hyper growth

Join our distinguished panel of CEOs and leaders in the Silicon Beach Digital Media & Technology ecosystem and learn what the most successful and innovative companies are doing in the space.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017—5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Montage Beverly Hills

To Register

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