NEW YORK & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intrepid Financial Partners is pleased to announce that it has hired Michael France as a Managing Director and co-head of its investing business. Michael will begin in July 2019 and will join Robert Cabes to jointly lead Intrepid Investment Management, which makes private investments across the energy sector.
Michael most recently served as Managing Director at First Reserve, the energy-focused private equity firm. He focused primarily on the origination, execution and monetization of portfolio investments across the Upstream and Midstream sectors and has served on numerous Boards of Directors of energy companies. Michael was a member of the senior leadership team of First Reserve and served as a voting member of its Investment Committee and a member of its Compensation and Promotion Committee. Prior to joining First Reserve in 2007, Michael held various roles at Lehman Brothers and Deloitte & Touche.
“Our investing business is a key focus for us as we take Intrepid to its next phase of growth,” said Skip McGee, CEO of Intrepid. “Mike is an incredibly respected and accomplished investment professional, and we are excited to have him as part of our leadership team. With Mike and Robert as co-heads of our investing business, we believe we have the absolute best team to continue to raise and deploy capital in interesting opportunities across the energy sector.”
Chris Winchenbaugh, President and COO of Intrepid, says “The best way for us to build on our early success is to continue to invest in attractive opportunities, grow our assets under management, and identify new and innovative strategies. Mike’s extensive background and experience will further enhance our capabilities, and I look forward to having him as part of our team.”
Michael will be based in Houston and serve on Intrepid Investment Management’s Investment Committee.
About Intrepid Financial Partners
Intrepid Financial Partners is a merchant bank with Advisory and Investing platforms. It works with companies and investors in the energy sector to provide merger & acquisition, restructuring and capital markets services and makes principal equity and debt investments. The firm leverages the deep industry knowledge, relationships and capital-raising expertise of its principals on behalf of its clients and investors. Intrepid invests its own capital alongside its clients.
Intrepid has offices in Houston and New York. For more information on Intrepid, please visit www.intrepidfp.com.