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M&A and Strategic Advisory


Trusted Advisors

Lazard's Private Market Advisory group provides long-term advice to shape strategy, optimize capital structure, and manage risk and support growth.

Our bankers focus exclusively on middle market companies bringing to bear all the resources of Lazard, including the industry expertise, senior board-level relationships, and local perspectives of its bankers.

Areas of Expertise


Assist private equity in evaluating exit strategies that will maximize value

Advise private equity in preparing and positioning portfolio companies for sale

Counsel regarding enterprise value, debt capacity and appropriate capital structure


Provide guidance about the complex process of selling a privately held company

Financial and non-financial objectives / legacy / structure / succession plan

Unique process


Work with corporate sellers to divest non-core assets and underperforming units

Structure ongoing relationship with the divested unit's products or services

Recent Transactions

31 Jan 2022

Sale of Power Line Systems, a portfolio company of TA Associates, to Bentley

13 Jan 2022

Sale of GoEngineer to Court Square

03 Jan 2022

Sale of Food Ingredients Solutions to Oterra

13 Dec 2021

Sale of Tri-Tex, a portfolio company of SK Capital, to Polyventive and Meridian Adhesives

16 Nov 2021

Sale of Race Winning Brands, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, to MiddleGround Capital

30 Sep 2021

Sale of Easton Coach to Beacon Mobility, a portfolio company of Audax

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