Intrepid today announced that seasoned M&A and financial services veteran Wade Hansen joined the firm as a Managing Director to focus on expanding the investment bank’s origination and coverage reach in the Healthcare and Technology & Digital Media sectors.
Wade has great depth of strategic M&A and corporate finance experience, as a Co-Founder of MHT Partners, a specialty investment bank, and more recently as the Founder of Cabrillo Advisors, a business valuation services provider. His business experience also includes strategic consulting at McKinsey & Co. and principal investing at Dell Ventures.
“Wade is a key addition to our growing team of senior bankers. Wade will bring deep insight into several sectors, including software, digital media, healthcare and life sciences. Furthermore, he will provide enhanced coverage of key regional markets such as San Diego and Boston. Wade draws from a wealth of experience in investment banking, consulting, and private equity,” commented Ed Bagdasarian, CEO and Managing Director at Intrepid.
“I’m truly excited to join a highly respected team of professionals committed to providing top-tier M&A and capital raising services to middle-market entrepreneurs through industry-dedicated teams. I look forward to contributing to the growth of a firm whose founding partners share a 35-year history of deal-making,” said Wade Hansen, Managing Director at Intrepid.
An entrepreneur at heart, Wade co-founded MHT Partners, a national middle-market investment bank, and the McKinsey & Co. Alumni Network. While at McKinsey, he worked with clients on a wide range of growth initiatives and acted as in-house business development strategist to some of them. He has a diverse background in M&A, including principal investing at Dell Ventures, where he made over 20 direct investments in software, semiconductor and business service companies. Most recently, Wade founded Cabrillo, a business valuation firm with a national practice serving companies predominantly in the technology and life science sectors as well as family-owned businesses.
Wade received his MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Diego State University.
About Intrepid Investment Bankers
Intrepid provides M&A, capital raising and strategic advisory services to entrepreneurs and middle-market companies in various industry sectors. Our heritage, rooted in our founders’ successful 35-year history, 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.