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

06 Feb 2018

Sale of BestReviews to tronc

10 Jan 2018

Sale of JWC Environmental, a portfolio company of Windjammer Capital Investors, to Sulzer

31 Dec 2017

Sale of Toxicology Holdings (dba DrugScan and DSI Medical), a portfolio company of Eureka Growth Capital, to ACM Global Laboratories

18 Dec 2017

Sale of LTD Commodities to AmeriMark

09 Nov 2017

Acquisition by Ajinomoto of Cambrooke

01 Nov 2017

Investment in ProService Hawaii by FFL Partners