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NextGen Woman of the Year Honoree: Lauren Antion

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Lauren Antion
Vice President, Member of Beauty & Personal Care
Intrepid Investment Bankers

Lauren Antion is a vice president in the Beauty & Personal Care practice at Intrepid Investment Bankers, a subsidiary of MUFG Union Bank. 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 seven-year tenure at Intrepid, Antion has held significant roles on several high-profile beauty and personal care transactions. She recently successfully executed the recapitalization and growth financing of professional skin care brand Obagi Cosmeceuticals with The TCW Group, and the sale of prestige lash and color cosmetics brand Lilly Lashes to Gauge Capital. She also held key roles in the sale of JD Beauty to ACON Investments, the owners of Goody Products; the investment by Kainos Capital in prestige skin care brand Beauty Biosciences; the sale of direct-to-consumer deodorant brand Native to Procter & Gamble; and the sale of iconic hair styling brand Salon Grafix to High Ridge Brands.

Antion is a member of the Cosmetic Executive Women and Professional Beauty Association. She recently participated on a beauty care M&A panel at the ACG Los Angeles Business Conference. In addition, she published an article titled “Building the Next Big Beauty Care Brand – Fast” in C-Suite Quarterly Magazine, detailing how to capitalize on consumer behaviors and technological advancements to scale faster and maximize value paid.


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