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M&A and Strategic Advisory


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


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


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

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

Unique process


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


Review and evaluate business portfolios

Identify and evaluate strategic alternatives

Assess and execute M&A transactions

Recent Transactions

10 Dec 2019

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

06 Dec 2019

Sale of Icynene Lapolla, a portfolio company of FFL Partners, to Huntsman Corporation

26 Nov 2019

Sale of PSG's polymer additives division, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, to The Jordan Company

07 Nov 2019

Sale of Vivacom to United Group, a portfolio company of BC Partners

23 Sep 2019

Sale of CoAdvantage, a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, to Aquiline Capital

12 Sep 2019

Sale of Park Place Technologies, a portfolio company of GTCR, to Charlesbank Capital Partners

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