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 Company Sales

Review and evaluate business portfolios

Identify and evaluate strategic alternatives

Assess and execute M&A transactions

Recent Transactions

10 May 2017

Merger of Centric Parts and AP Emissions Technologies

06 Apr 2017

Sale of WestRock's Home, Health and Beauty Business to Silgan

05 Apr 2017

Sale of Quintus Technologies to Kobe Steel

04 Apr 2017

Sale of General Communication, Inc. to Liberty Interactive

03 Apr 2017

Sale of Gaco Western to Firestone Building Products Company

24 Mar 2017

Sale of Summit Research Labs, a portfolio company of One Rock Capital Partners, to Elementis