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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

Acquisition by Stonepeak of Astound Broadband

ANNOUNCED

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

ANNOUNCED

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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