Brien Rowe has joined D.A. Davidson & Co.’s investment banking team as an MD in its consumer and retail sector. Rowe was previously with Intrepid Investment Bankers and earlier co-founded The Sage Group LLC.
COSTA MESA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–D.A. Davidson & Co., a full-service national investment banking firm, announced today that it has hired Brien Rowe to join its growing investment banking team as managing director in its consumer and retail sector.
“We are excited to have Brien join our consumer and retail practice, an area in which we have tremendous momentum, having completed eight deals, including five M&A assignments and three public offerings this fiscal year,” said Rory McKinney, co-head of investment banking at D.A. Davidson. “We believe that Brien’s decades of experience representing consumer brands will add depth and breadth to an important and growing sector for D.A. Davidson.”
Rowe joins D.A. Davidson’s Costa Mesa office, expanding the firm’s banking team working in a growing and high-interest area: the apparel, retail and lifestyle sector. He joins the firm the week after D.A. Davidson announced that another banking veteran, Chris Rockers, had been added to expand its energy banking focus.
Rowe previously was with Intrepid Investment Bankers after earlier co-founding The Sage Group LLC, where he also led the firm’s lifestyle brands practice. Additionally, he has experience working with ING Barings, Schroder & Co., and the LBO Group of GE Capital Corporate Finance. Rowe’s experience encompasses a wide range of sectors within consumer. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, his MBA from the University of Southern California, and a certificate in financial planning from UCLA.
About D.A. Davidson & Co.
D.A. Davidson & Co. is a full-service investment firm with operations throughout the country. D.A. Davidson’s Equity Capital Markets Group provides capital markets services and products that include investment banking, institutional sales, trading, research and corporate services. The firm’s industry-driven research teams offer award-winning research and are supported by a dedicated group of sales and trading professionals. D.A. Davidson’s investment banking team underwrites public offerings, serves as a placement agent for private financings, and advises companies on mergers and acquisitions.
D.A. Davidson & Co. is one of four firms within D.A. Davidson Companies, an employee-owned financial services company that is celebrating its 80th year in business. With over 1,300 employees working in 25 states, D.A. Davidson Companies is responsible for more than $43.3 billion in client assets under management and administration.