Brien Rowe, Marvin Padilla and Philippe Faraut have joined Intrepid Investment Bankers as managing directors in its consumer products group.
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Intrepid is a middle market investment banking firm based in Los Angeles. The three have extensive expertise in the retail, apparel and personal care sectors, having advised on mergers and acquisitions transactions such as the sales of Jimmy Choo, DC Shoes, J Brand and Too Faced Cosmetics. They will join Steve Davis, partner and managing director at Intrepid, in the consumer products group. Davis will lead the firm’s personal and beauty care effort.
Rowe will head up the consumer products group at Intrepid. He was the co-founder and managing director at Los Angeles-based Sage Group LLC, and had co-headed Sage’s lifestyle brands practice. His areas of expertise include apparel and accessories, action and board sports and personal care.
Padilla previously was a managing director at Sage and executed advisory assignments for clients in the area of branded consumer market segments. He has a special focus on personal care and the packaging industries.
Faraut was a managing director at New York-based Financo Inc., leading the firm’s West Coast office. His focus is on apparel, accessories and retail. Before joining Financo, he was a director at Sage, where he also focused on apparel and retail.