Intrepid Bolsters Its Consumer Products & Services Group with Hire of Industry Veteran Michael Garcia

Intrepid today announced that Michael Garcia has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the firm’s Consumer Products & Services Group. Mike will focus on disruptive and high-growth consumer brands, with an emphasis on beauty, personal care, and wellness. He has more than 15 years of mergers and acquisitions experience and a deep understanding of trends and value-drivers across the consumer landscape. Mike has received several recent recognitions, including being named “One of the Most Influential Investment Bankers in Los Angeles” in 2019 by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) as well as being named a Finalist in the “Service Provider of the Year” category at the annual LABJ Fashion & Beauty Awards in 2018.

Since its founding in 2010, Intrepid has been committed to providing mergers and acquisitions and capital raising advisory services through dedicated industry practice groups that are focused on middle-market companies, including entrepreneurs and owners of privately held companies, financial sponsors, and micro- to mid-cap public companies across a wide array of industries, including consumer products and services, healthcare, technology and digital media, business services, and industrials. Our Beauty & Personal Care team runs one of the most active and respected M&A advisory practices in the industry with a proven track record of helping clients sell to global strategic acquirers and value-added private equity sponsors across the beauty and personal care sector.

“Adding Mike to our team is a major building block and sign of our commitment to grow our Consumer group with some of the best talent in the industry as we leverage our track record and new partnership with MUFG Union Bank,” said Ed Bagdasarian, CEO and Managing Director of Intrepid. “Mike is a highly-recognized banker in the space with a wealth of relationships and keen insight into the value drivers of disruptive brands. We are thrilled to have him on our team.” Steve Davis, Managing Director and Head of the Beauty & Personal Care practice at Intrepid added: “The addition of Mike is a huge win for our firm, our practice, and our plans to be the most active M&A advisory firm in the beauty and personal care industry.”

“I am excited to be joining a firm with the reputation, capabilities, and experience that Intrepid has built over many years,” said Michael Garcia, Managing Director in Intrepid’s Beauty & Personal Care practice at Intrepid. “Our shared focus on relationship building and always putting the client first was a natural fit.”

Mike’s extensive experience includes serving as Managing Director and Co-Head of Consumer Growth at Deloitte Corporate Finance covering and executing deals related to companies that are disrupting and innovating the consumer landscape. Prior to Deloitte, Mike worked at Morgan Stanley, Moelis & Company, and Bear Stearns. He attended the University of Michigan and received his B.B.A. with distinction.

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 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.

About Intrepid’s Beauty & Personal Care Practice

Intrepid provides dedicated merger and acquisition advisory and capital raising services to the Beauty & Personal Care industry. By focusing exclusively on beauty care companies, our industry bankers have a deep understanding of trends and value-drivers across the sector and maintain ongoing dialogue with the acquirer and investor universe. Our Beauty & Personal Care practice has a proven track record of helping clients sell to global strategic acquirers and value-added private equity groups across the beauty and personal care landscape.