Intrepid Advises Beauty Care Formulator and Contract Manufacturer Aware Products on Its Sale to VPI Holding Company

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) December 15, 2017

Intrepid today announced that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Aware Products, LLC (Aware), a leading value-added formulator and contract manufacturer that serves as a key innovation partner to leading and emerging brands in the beauty industry, on its acquisition by VPI Holding Company, LLC (VPI), the parent company of Vee Pak, LLC (Vee Pak), and a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners. Vee Pak is a fully-integrated co-manufacturer of personal care products for leading industry brands. Chuck Greenberg, the current CEO of Aware, and the company’s entire leadership team will remain in place.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome of this strategic partnership. Intrepid’s expertise and knowledge of the beauty care industry and contract manufacturing sector played a critical role in finding and negotiating us the right deal with the best partner,” Chuck Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of Aware commented. “With the support of Wind Point and VPI, we plan to devote even greater resources to our best-in-class innovation, product development, and R&D core competencies, and to continue to create products that will excite and amaze customers.”

“We quickly recognized the power of the innovation and product development capabilities of the Aware team and platform and the critical role Aware plays with its growing client brands,” said Steve Davis, Managing Director and Head of the Beauty & Personal Care practice at Intrepid. “We knew these capabilities, partnership approach and the Aware team would resonate with the acquirer universe. We are delighted to have played a role in the growth path of this amazing company and are excited to see what Aware and VPI can achieve together.”

Los Angeles-based Aware is a leading value-added manufacturer of innovative haircare, bath and body, and skin care products for fast-growing and emerging brands in the beauty industry. The company provides best-in-class product ideation, research and development, and manufacturing, with a client-centric approach.

The acquisition of Aware by VPI creates the opportunity to leverage both Aware’s and Vee Pak’s complementary capabilities. Aware has a long history of developing unique and transformational formulations for hair and skin care products and has a team of innovation specialists dedicated to bringing exciting new product ideas to customers. Vee Pak offers best-in-class capabilities in product transfer and scale-up for production which, together with Aware, positions both companies to service clients with new and growing product lines. Aware also introduces a West Coast operation with capabilities to efficiently manufacture in smaller run sizes.

Deal Team Contacts

Steve Davis, Managing Director

Shahriar Attaie, Vice President

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.

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Andreea Popa, Director, Marketing & Communications

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RBC Royal Bank appoints Nadine Renaud-Tinker President, Quebec Headquarters

RBC Royal Bank appoints Nadine Renaud-Tinker President, Quebec Headquarters

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MONTREAL, Dec. 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - RBC Royal Bank has appointed Nadine Renaud-Tinker as President, Quebec Headquarters. She will be taking over the helm from Martin Thibodeau, who has headed the bank in Quebec for the past five years. Mr. Thibodeau has been appointed Regional President, British Columbia, Reporting date has not been determined yet.

RBC Royal Bank appoints Nadine Renaud-Tinker President, Quebec Headquarters (CNW Group/RBC ROYAL BANK)

As president, Nadine Renaud-Tinker will be responsible for carrying out RBC Royal Bank’s strategic objectives and managing business priorities in Quebec.

Currently Regional Vice President of Commercial Financial Services in Quebec, Nadine leads the Commercial banking team as well as the teams covering RBC Quebec’s financial services and major industry specializations. During her tenure, Nadine has enabled her teams to deliver excellent results in a very competitive market. She is recognized as a dynamic and impactful leader who fosters strong relationships with her teams and instills an exceptional client focus.

Backed by strong international experience, Nadine joined RBC in 1998 and has since brought her expertise to benefit Commercial Financial Services and Integrated Markets in both Quebec and the Greater Toronto Region. She has held various roles such as Branch Manager, Financial Planner, Commercial Account Manager, RVP Integrated Markets and within Group Risk Management. 

Alongside her professional responsibilities, Nadine leads a number of RBC’s mentorship, talent development and women in leadership programs on an ongoing basis. In addition to several leadership roles in the community, she is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation as well as the Jeunes en Tête Foundation.

Originally from Montreal, Nadine has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Ottawa and a Personal Financial Planning diploma from the Institute of Canadian Bankers. She also holds an executive MBA from Athabasca University. Nadine and her spouse Keith have 2 children.

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Hair-Care Aid Ensures Convenient Access to Hair Accessories (BMA-4991)

PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) December 15, 2017

One of two inventors from Rochester, N.H., wants to make life easier for females who are brushing and fixing their hair. "After having fights over hair ties at home, I decided that there should be a better way to keep track of and access them," she said. "What the co-inventor and I came up with meets that need."

SAM'S BRUSH AND THINGS more convenient than conventional hairbrushes. It makes it easier to keep track of and access a variety of hair accessories, as well as prevents the need for frustrating searches. Overall, it saves time and effort.

Ergonomic, compact, versatile and easy to use, this invention is ideal for all girls, women and hair professionals.

The original design was submitted to the Boston office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-BMA-4991, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com

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