Deep Sector Expertise

Our group has deep experience and relationships in the consumer retail, and food and agriculture sectors. We have advised on industry-defining transactions, playing key advisory roles in some of the most important, complex and recognizable transactions.


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David J. Solomon

CEO of Lazard Middle Market

+1 312 928 7077


Consumer Retail
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David G. Iverson

Managing Director, Food & Agriculture Group Head

+1 612 371 6503


Food & Agriculture
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Eric J. Roth

Managing Director, Consumer Retail Group Head

+1 212 418 3225

New York

Consumer Retail
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R. Sean Daugherty

Managing Director

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Consumer Retail

Areas of Expertise

Consumer Retail


Active outdoor recreational and leisure products
Apparel, footwear and accessories
Automotive aftermarket products
Beauty and wellness
Craft beer and spirits
Home wares and improvement
Juvenile products
Luxury and lifestyle brands
Pet products and services
Tactical products


Direct selling
Specialty multi-unit retail

Food & Agriculture

Branded, foodservice, private label and contract manufacturing
Frozen, shelf-stable and refrigerated
Pet food

Recent Events

Who will come out on top? PE Firms or Strategics

David Iverson discusses the current M&A landscape for
middle market food companies.

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Recent Transactions

28 Jun 2017

Sale of Hi-Pro Feeds, a portfolio company of Birch Hill Equity Partners, to Nutreco

01 May 2017

Acquisition financing advisory for Matilda Jane on its sale to Webster Capital

01 Mar 2017

Sale of cabi to Sentinel Capital Partners

13 Jan 2017

Sale of Kwik Tek to Falconhead Capital

11 Jan 2017

Acquisition by Callaway Golf Company of OGIO International

07 Oct 2016

Sale of Del Real Foods to Palladium Equity Partners