D.A. Davidson announces hire of new MD

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D.A. Davidson & Co., a full-service national investment banking firm, has announced 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.

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