Middle Market Advisory

Lazard Middle Market's advisory practice is tailored to serving the unique needs of mid-sized companies, while delivering the sophisticated services, global perspective and broad resources of Lazard. We are distinguished by the following key factors:

Deep Sector Expertise. Our senior bankers are national leaders in their specific industry segments, bringing knowledge of sector dynamics and key participants.
Global Access to Decision Makers. Lazard maintains local relationships with CEOs, board members and sponsors on a worldwide basis, which provide unparalleled buyer access and strategic insight for our middle market clients.
Heritage as Trusted Advisors. Our sophisticated deal professionals combine transaction craftsmanship with astute judgment to provide customized, analytically robust solutions.

"Advice is not one-size fits-all; we combine sector insight, judgment and global relationships to provide ideas and solutions tailored to our clients’ needs."

Middle Market Advisory Update


In 2015, Lazard completed 169 middle market transactions with a disclosed value of $39 billion worldwide; including 91 in North America.

In 2015, 54% of Lazard’s middle market advisory sell-side transactions were sold to foreign buyers; 18% included sellers in the U.S.

Middle Market Advisory Update: YEAR-IN-REVIEW

Recent Transactions

01 Jul 2016

Sale of Five Star Custom Foods to Cargill

30 Jun 2016

Sale of Project Service to John Laing Infrastructure Fund

20 Jun 2016

Sale of Friendly's Manufacturing & Retail to Dean Foods

01 Jun 2016

Sale by The Dow Chemical Company of its Specialty Films Business to Transilwrap

15 Apr 2016

Sale of Neptune Benson to Evoqua Water Technologies

06 Apr 2016

Sale of Century Fire Protection to FirstService Corporation

In the News

May 26 2016

6th Annual ACG New York Champion's Awards Finalists Announced

David Solomon, CEO of Lazard Middle Market, will receive the Peter Hilton Founder's Award for his contributions to ACG New York and to the middle market private equity community at large.

Apr 13 2016

Winners Announced for the 8th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards

Advised by Lazard Middle Market, Country Pure Foods and Mistral Equity Partners were awarded Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year by M&A Advisor.

Apr 6 2016

Winners Announced for the 7th Annual Emerging Leaders M&A Advisor Awards

Marshall Phelps, managing director, business services group, was awarded one of the 7th Annual Emerging Leader Dealmaker Awards by M&A Advisor.