Two Intrepid bankers were recently profiled in the Los Angeles Business Journal as Women of Influence in Finance. Intrepid congratulates Lauren Antion and Ana Alvarenga for their leadership and commitment to our clients and for being recognized among an impressive group of distinguished women business leaders in Los Angeles.
Lauren Antion is a Vice President in the Beauty & Personal Care practice. In her current role, she works with deal teams on originating and executing mergers and acquisitions as well as helping to raise capital across the Beauty & Personal Care sector. She serves in key leadership positions in the firm’s analyst recruiting program, firm training committee, and is involved in community outreach efforts.
During her close to seven-year tenure at Intrepid, she has held significant roles on several high-profile beauty and personal care transactions. In the past 24 months, she successfully executed a yet to be announced sale of a direct-to-consumer hair care brand to a leading private equity firm; the recapitalization and growth financing of professional skin care brand Obagi Cosmeceuticals with The TCW Group; a yet to be announced equity investment in a fast-growing direct-to-consumer color cosmetics and skin care brand to a leading private equity firm; and the sale of prestige lash and color cosmetics brand Lilly Lashes to Gauge Capital; among other successes.
Ana Alvarenga is an Associate in the Food, Beverage & Agriculture practice. She works with deal teams on originating and executing mergers and acquisitions as well as helping to raise capital across the Food, Beverage & Agriculture sector. She serves in key leadership positions in the firm’s analyst recruiting and training programs.
She has held significant roles on high-profile transactions, including successfully executing Intrepid’s first take-private transaction, in which The Riverside Company acquired Canadian-based green building products solutions provider PFB Corporation. Additionally, she held key roles in several food, beverage, and agriculture transactions, including the sale of authentic pickle and sauerkraut brand Bubbies Fine Foods to JE Global, among others.