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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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Steven R. Tipler

Managing Director, Co-Head of North American Private Equity Coverage

+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


Acquisition by Stonepeak of Astound Broadband

17 May 2021

Sale of Olde Thompson, a portfolio company of Kainos Capital, to Olam Food Ingredients

13 May 2021

Sale of Choice Adhesives, a portfolio company of BlueArc Capital Partners and Merit Capital, to ICP Group, a portfolio company of Audax

04 May 2021

Sale of Pete & Gerry's to Butterfly Equity

05 Apr 2021

Sale of Singlewire Software to Providence Strategic Growth

19 Mar 2021

Sale of This Old House, a portfolio company of TZP Group, to Roku

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