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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 200 private capital raising assignments, aggregating more than $200 billion.  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 practice is consistent with Lazard’s approach of delivering highly experienced, senior-level execution capabilities.  Senior professionals manage all aspects of the capital raising process.



William Riddle Jr.
Managing Director
+1 212 632 1978

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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.

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 providing capital solutions for general partners.

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