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M&A and Strategic Advisory

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Trusted Advisors

Lazard's middle market advisory practice provides long-term advice to shape strategy, optimize capital structure, and manage risk and support growth.

Our bankers focus exclusively on middle market companies bringing to bear all the resources of Lazard, including the industry expertise, senior board-level relationships, and local perspectives of its bankers.

Areas of Expertise

PRIVATE EQUITY DIVESTITURES

Assist private equity in evaluating exit strategies that will maximize value

Advise private equity in preparing and positioning portfolio companies for sale

Counsel regarding enterprise value, debt capacity and appropriate capital structure

PRIVATE COMPANY SALES

Provide guidance about the complex process of selling a privately held company

Financial and non-financial objectives / legacy / structure / succession plan

Unique process

CORPORATE ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

Work with corporate sellers to divest non-core assets and underperforming units

Structure ongoing relationship with the divested unit's products or services

Help protect vital interests such as customers, supply chain, and the parent's brand

PUBLIC COMPANIES SALES

Review and evaluate business portfolios

Identify and evaluate strategic alternatives

Assess and execute M&A transactions

Recent Transactions

ANNOUNCED

Sale of Otelco to Oak Hill Capital

02 Jul 2020

Sale of R.E.L.A.M. to Paceline Equity Partners

02 Jun 2020

Sale of Blue Stream Fiber to GI Partners

23 Mar 2020

Sale of Cadence Education, a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley, to Apax Partners

18 Mar 2020

Sale of Mintz Group, a portfolio company of WestView Capital Partners, to ICV Partners

10 Dec 2019

Sale of William F. White International to Sunbelt Rentals, a subsidiary of Ashtead Group

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