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 specific industry segments, bringing knowledge of sector dynamics and key participants.
Global Access to Decision Makers. Lazard’s long-term relationships with CEOs, board members and sponsors on a worldwide basis provide unparalleled buyer access and strategic insight for our middle market clients.
Transaction Craftsmanship, Trusted Advice. Our sophisticated professionals combine the highest level of transaction leadership 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

03 Oct 2016

Sale of National Pasteurized Eggs to Post Holdings

08 Sep 2016

Sale of Tronair to Golden Gate Capital

02 Sep 2016

Sale of Cadence Education to Morgan Stanley Private Equity

16 Aug 2016

Sale of Performance Bicycle to Advanced Sports

20 Jul 2016

Sale of Lawler Foods to The Original Cakerie

01 Jul 2016

Sale of Five Star Custom Foods to Cargill

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.