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Jim Reilly is a Managing Director and senior member of the Industrials group at Lazard. He has significant transaction experience serving clients in a wide range of sectors, with particular experience in automotive aftermarket products and services, automotive suppliers, chemicals, and industrial distribution. He has more than 8 years of experience advising public and private companies on a variety of strategic alternatives including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, and capital raises.

Representative transactions include advising:

  • Holley, a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners, on its merger with Empower Ltd.
  • Cadence Petroleum, a portfolio of Tenex Capital Management, on its sale to Wellspring Capital
  • Warren Distribution on its sale to Pritzker Private Capital and combination with Highline Automotive
  • PLZ Aeroscience Corporation, a portfolio company of Pritzker Private Capital, on its acquisition of Mansfield-King
  • Precise Packaging, a portfolio company of Trive Capital, on its sale to PLZ Aeroscience Corporation, a portfolio company of Pritzker Private Capital
  • Holley, a portfolio company of Lincolnshire Management, on its sale to Sentinel Capital Partners
  • Centric Parts, a portfolio company of Audax Group, on its sale to AP Exhaust Technologies to form APC Automotive Technologies
  • Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV) on its sale of Performance Motorsports International to Race Winning Brands, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries
  • Vintage Parts, a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners, on its sale to GenNx360 Capital Partners
  • PLZ Aeroscience Corporation, a portfolio company of Olympus Partners, on its sale to Pritzker Group Private Capital
  • Spectrum Corporation, a portfolio company of Dominus Capital, on its sale to Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) 

Prior to joining Lazard, Jim spent five years working in various business development and sales functions in the technology sector at Epicor Software and Black Box Network Services. Jim holds a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Finance from The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy from Hamilton College.

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