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Financial Sponsors Group

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Financial Sponsor Relationships

Our financial sponsors group maintains a broad network of relationships with middle market financial sponsors. More than 300 private equity groups have been clients and/or buyers, with funds ranging between $150 million and $5 billion.


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David Santoni

Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group

+1 612 371 6529


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Steven R. Tipler

Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group

+1 612 371 6559


Areas of Expertise

Financial Sponsor Relationships

Our financial sponsors group is responsible for optimizing and integrating interactions with Lazard's middle market industry teams, including:

- Improve access to sell-side deal flow
- Coordinate activity across sectors and product groups, delivering Lazard's global resources
- Assist in navigating through our competitive sell-side auctions to help sponsors use time wisely and improve win rates
- Build long-term institutional partnerships and deep individual relationships to establish trust and productive follow-through

Recent Select Transactions

23 Sep 2019

Sale of CoAdvantage, a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, to Aquiline Capital

12 Sep 2019

Sale of Park Place Technologies, a portfolio company of GTCR, to Charlesbank Capital Partners

22 Aug 2019

Sale of Precise Packaging, a portfolio company of Trive Capital, to PLZ Aeroscience

01 Aug 2019

Acquisition by Audax Private Equity of Stonewall Kitchen, a portfolio company Centre Partners

08 Jul 2019

Growth capital investment in Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists by Kohlberg & Company

26 Jun 2019

The Jordan Company completes sale of Drew Marine, a subsidiary of Drew Marine Group, to Court Square Capital

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