D.A. Davidson & Co. announced that it served as exclusive financial advisor to Gene Juarez Salons LLC, an iconic brand in the beauty industry, in its sale to Transom Capital, a leading operations-focused private equity firm in the lower-middle market.
The transaction is the 10th successfully completed transaction by the D.A. Davidson consumer team since June 2018.
Founded in 1971 with headquarters in Bellevue, WA, Gene Juarez is a leading luxury salon and spa operator in the Pacific Northwest. Holding the title of 2018s Salon of the Year, the company employs highly talented artists who are consistently on top of the latest trends. Gene Juarez operates 10 luxury salons and spas and two academies across the Northwest.
Gene Juarez is a powerful brand that has done a tremendous job of maintaining its dominant market share for decades by providing clients with an unparalleled level of skill and service, said Michael Smith, managing director at D.A. Davidson. We are very proud to have been selected to represent the Gene Juarez team.
The operating partners at Transom Capital have deep industry expertise and are excited to help Gene Juarez execute on its vision for growth.
D.A. Davidsons investment banking division is a leading full-service investment bank that offers comprehensive financial advisory and capital markets expertise. The group has extensive transaction experience serving middle market clients worldwide across five industry verticals: consumer, diversified industrials, financial institutions, real estate and technology.
Together with its European strategic partner, MCF Corporate Finance, D.A. Davidson originates and executes transatlantic M&A transactions under the common brand of D.A. Davidson MCF International.
About D.A. Davidson Companies
D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals, corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Montana, with corporate offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,350 employees and offices in 25 states.
Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest full-service investment firm headquartered in the Northwest, providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets services and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company; and Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment adviser providing fixed income portfolio and advisory services.