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Private Capital Advisory

Lazard is a global leader in raising capital, executing secondary transactions, and providing capital solutions for private investment funds.  Members of our team have been involved in over 500 private capital-raising assignments since 2003.  Our group has built one of the broadest institutional investor coverage networks in the industry and has cultivated relationships with over 1,500 investing institutions globally.  Our private capital solutions team has been involved in many of the largest and most innovative transactions in the secondary markets.     

We are a global business with dedicated professionals across seven offices in North America, Europe and Asia.


Holcombe Green III

Global Head of Private Capital Advisory & Head of Private Capital Solutions

+1 212 632 1891

William Riddle Jr.

Chairman of Private Capital Advisory

+1 212 632 1978

Kevan Comstock

Co-Head of North America Private Equity

+1 312 407 6660

Stephen Salyer

Co-Head of North America Private Equity

+1 212 632 6002

Nick Miles

Head of Europe and Asia Private Equity

+65 6477 7113

James Jacobs

Global Head of Real Estate

+44 207 187 2304

Adam Handwerker

Managing Director, Real Estate

+1 212 632 6442

Areas of Expertise

Private Equity Capital Raising

We offer clients decades of experience and a global network of relationships in raising capital for all types of private equity funds and direct investment opportunities.  We have a successful capital raising track record with special expertise in complex transactions.

Private Credit and Debt Capital Raising

Our dedicated private credit and debt practice has expertise in raising capital for a wide range of credit, debt, and opportunistic investment vehicles.  We have expertise in executing a variety of transaction types and structures with an emphasis on complex transactions.

The Lazard Private Capital Advisory team has historically worked with a variety of private credit funds, but in recognition of the expanding asset class, we formalized a dedicated effort in 2016. More than one-third of the members of Lazard's global distribution team have worked extensively on credit throughout their careers.

Real Estate Capital Raising

Our global real estate team advises real estate and real asset general partners and fund sponsors seeking to raise capital. We are experienced in working with both equity- and debt-focused managers across a range of investment vehicles, including closed- and open-end funds, private REITs, and programmatic joint ventures. We also advise on complex assignments involving real estate and real assets fund restructurings.

Secondary Advisory

Our dedicated global team of secondary transaction experts advises on the divestiture of private fund interests and direct securities interests. We are also an experienced advisor on the sale or spin-out of management companies, as well as the leading advisor in the Financial Sponsor liquidity solutions market today, across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Direct Private Placements

Lazard advises corporate clients (public and private), and investors in and owners of those corporations, on the issuance and sale of privately placed securities.

Management Company Advisory

Our global team advises private investment firms with regard to the capital structure of their management companies.  This includes minority or majority sales, financing transactions, valuations, and other financial and strategic advisory assignments.  With our deep knowledge of the major investors, we have experience advising clients across a broad set of objectives.

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