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Managing Director, Head of Education

Business Services & Education


Ed King is a Managing Director and Head of Education in Lazard's Private Market Advisory Group. He has more than 25 years of experience developing and executing M&A transactions, public equity offerings, and private placements.

Representative transactions include advising:

  • Wyzant on its sale to IXL Learning
  • Global Knowledge on its sale to Skillsoft/Churchill Capital II
  • Cadence Education on its sale to Apax Partners
  • Busy Bees Nurseries on its partnership with Temasec
  • Cadence Education on its sale to Morgan Stanley Private Equity
  • EducationDynamics on its sale to Prudential Capital Group and Muirlands Capital
  • Investcorp on its acquisition of Nobel Learning
  • Teaching Strategies on its sale to L-Squared Capital Partners
  • RuffaloCODY, a portfolio company of Summit Partners, on its merger with Noel-Levitz
  • on its sale to John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A)

Prior to joining Lazard Middle Market, Mr. King was a Managing Director, M&A in the Education and Business Services sector at BMO Capital Markets where he was responsible for building its M&A franchise in education and overseeing the transaction execution in the sector. Prior to that, Mr. King was at William Blair & Company in its Software and Information Services group and he was a Managing Director at ABN AMRO where he built and managed the firm’s business and information services practice.

Mr. King holds a Master of Management degree from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College.

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