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Managing Director

Telecom, Media & Technology

Dennis Berman is a Managing Director and senior member of the Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment group at Lazard. He has a specialty in digital media and subscription-based business models, including as the author of Lazard's first Subscription Economics Report. He began his career at Lazard as a Managing Director in the firm's Shareholder Advisory practice.

Representative transactions include:

  • Hollywood talent agency ICM Partners on its growth equity investment from private-equity firm Crestview Partners
  • ICM on its acquisition by CAA
  • Meredith Corp. on the $2.85 billion separation of its digital-media and local-TV media businesses
  • Teledoc Health on its $18.5 billion acquisition of Livongo Health
  • Special Committee of Papa John's International in its interaction with its founder and the eventual convertible-preferred investment from Starboard Value
  • The Republic of Argentina on its $68 billion sovereign debt restructuring
  • Express Scripts Inc. and Cigna Corp in their challenge from Carl Icahn
  • Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund in its proxy fight against Platform Partners

Dennis joined Lazard after 17 years at the Wall Street Journal, where most recently he served as its Financial Editor, overseeing the staff and coverage of finance and markets around the globe.

Mr. Berman Served as the Journal's Business Editor from 2011 to 2015, running the Journal's company coverage. He was also the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Berman sits on the Board of Advisors of the Long-Term Stock Exchange, the Foundation Board of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, and the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governors' Scholars Program.

He holds a magna cum laude History degree from the University of Pennsylvania, is a Financial Leadership Fellow of the Aspen Institute and is a Kentucky Colonel.

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