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Capital Advisory

The Capital Markets & Capital Structure Advisory group is our global hub of expertise on capital structure, capital formation and capital raising. Our professionals work closely with bankers across the firm as a source of intelligence and advice on corporate finance and the capital markets. 

We help tailor financing strategies to clients’ unique situations, and we have a track record of innovative solutions for challenging market conditions.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Finance Advisory

We advise clients on a broad range of strategic and tactical issues, including capital structure optimization, capital allocation, equity and debt market positioning and issuance, and investor communications strategies.

IPO and Equity Capital Markets Advisory

We provide innovative, objective and timely advice on all aspects of raising equity capital, including valuation, underwriter selection, incentive structuring, investor targeting, listing venue selection, syndicate structuring, security structuring, and offering size and pricing.

Debt Advisory

Our team of senior bankers advises and negotiates on behalf of clients regarding alternatives for existing debt and the issuance of new debt. We also provide guidance on all aspects of the credit ratings process, including interactions with the ratings agencies.

Structured Credit and Derivatives

Our team of senior credit professionals has a long track record of advising clients on asset-backed securities, interest-rate hedges, commercial mortgage-backed securities and other derivatives.

Acquisition Finance

On both the buy-side and the sell-side, we advise clients and negotiate on their behalf regarding strategy, origination, structuring and execution of all types of acquisition financing.

Strategic Capital and Minority Investments

Lazard has a long history of sourcing, raising, and structuring strategic capital investments for our clients. We leverage our deep understanding of strategic finance to advise clients making strategic and/or minority investments.

Liability Management

Starting with an independent and objective assessment of each client’s current liability profile, we work closely with clients to analyze the balance sheet and identify optimal liability management transaction and execution alternatives.

Debt and Equity Private Placements

We frequently advise private companies in the placement of senior debt, subordinated and mezzanine debt, convertible and equity-linked securities and private equity.

Convertible Securities

Our dedicated convertibles team provides advice and execution specific to convertible debt and preferred and other equity-linked securities, including new capital raising, refinancing and restructuring, and custom convertible structures, including convertible-related equity derivatives.

Recent Transactions

30 Jun 2022

Equistone Partners Europe


27 Jun 2022

Amalfi Bidco Limited

$969 Million

24 Jun 2022

Suriname [Republic of]


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