Intrepid Investment Bankers announced today that Lauren Antion has been named Director and Co-Head of Beauty, Personal Care & Wellness, alongside industry veteran and Managing Director, Steve Davis. The announcement reflects the continued expansion of the practice as well as her increased role and responsibility within the group. Antion joined Intrepid in 2015 and was previously a Vice President in the Beauty, Personal Care & Wellness practice.
With close to eight years of beauty mergers and acquisitions experience, Lauren has a strong understanding of the trends and value-drivers across the sector, close relationships with leading acquirers and investors, and significant experience sourcing and executing transactions. Lauren was named the “NextGen Woman of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) in June 2022. She was previously named to the list of “Women of Influence in Finance” by LABJ in February 2022, “Women of Influence in Banking” by LABJ in February 2021, and “Top Women in Banking” by LABJ in February 2020.
Intrepid is one of the most active mergers and acquisitions advisors in the beauty, personal care and wellness sectors in the middle market. Intrepid has represented brands including Native, Too Faced, The Wet Brush, Obagi, Marc Anthony, DIME Beauty, Tubby Todd, Raw Sugar, Lilly Lashes and Every Man Jack, among other brands. As part of its strategic growth plan, Intrepid is focused on the continued expansion of its Beauty, Personal Care & Wellness practice.
“Lauren has developed into an incredibly talented M&A banker. Her M&A expertise combined with her passion for all things beauty and wellness results in a deep understanding of brands and products and delivers an unmatched level of value-add to our clients and prospects. Her promotion reflects her growing role in and contribution to the practice and the responsibility she has already assumed,” said Steve Davis, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Beauty, Personal Care & Wellness practice at Intrepid.
“It is exciting to be able to apply my lifelong love of beauty and wellness to one of the most exciting and fast-growing M&A markets,” says Antion. “I am thrilled to join Steve as Co-Head of Beauty, Personal Care & Wellness and am excited about the future of the practice and playing an even greater role in building our successful platform.”