“Our business has been growing rapidly. Attracting key talent to keep up with the market’s demands is certainly a priority for us. We are fortunate and excited to have Samir join us. His expertise and insights will be a significant benefit to both our team and our clients” said Mike Rosenberg, CEO of Intrepid Investment Bankers.
Mr. Shah has nearly a decade of experience in senior investment banking roles at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Guggenheim Partners and in a senior corporate development role at Union Bank. Prior to joining Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mr. Shah began his career as a corporate lawyer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.
Mr. Shah brings a breadth of experience to Intrepid having completed over $20 billion of M&A, debt and equity transactions. Selected transactional experience includes a $7 billion equity capital raise and multiple debt capital issuances for Washington Mutual, the sale of Centex Home Equity to Fortress Investment Group, the sale of B-Line (purchaser of unsecured consumer debt) to Sherman Financial Group, Union Bank’s FDIC-assisted acquisitions of Frontier Bank and Tamalpais Bank, Union Bank’s $2 billion equity capital raise from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, CyberSource Corporation’s acquisition of Authorize.Net, Farmers Insurance’s acquisition of Bristol West, a $270 million securitization of life sciences loans, GE’s $1.5 billion acquisition of assets from IKON Office Solutions, GE’s $5.4 billion acquisition of assets from Transamerica Corporation, GE’s acquisition of $2.4 billion of receivables from Conseco Finance Corp. via a Section 363 sale and the IPO of Oaktree Capital Management.
Mr. Shah holds a JD and MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Shah is admitted to the New York Bar.
“I am excited to join Intrepid and help build on the success that the firm has achieved thus far,” said Mr. Shah. “The firm’s ongoing commitment to providing a highly customized and personalized approach to independent investment banking is a compelling proposition for clients as well as an ideal fit for my background.”
Intrepid is a mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory firm focused on the middle-market. Intrepid was founded in 2010 by the former principals of Barrington Associates. The firm’s services include M&A advisory, equity and debt capital raising and providing strategic advice in complex securities transactions. Intrepid focuses on the middle market corporate finance needs of entrepreneur and family-owned businesses, private equity sponsors and major corporations. The firm is based in Los Angeles, CA (www.intrepidib.com).
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