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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, Head of Financial Sponsors Group

+1 612 371 6529


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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


Sale of i3 Broadband, a portfolio company of Seaport Capital, to Wren House Infrastructure


Sale of Otelco to Oak Hill Capital

09 Nov 2020

Sale of Warren Distribution to Pritzer Private Capital

16 Oct 2020

Sale of Utopia Global to Prometheus Group

01 Oct 2020

Sale of Cadence Petroleum to Wellspring Capital Management

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