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Managing Director

Telecom, Media & Technology

Rosanne Kurmaniak is Head of Business Development for Lazard's Financial Advisory business and a Managing Director in the Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment group. She joined Lazard's New York office in September 2018. 

Rosie has advised strategic and financial corporate clients in the telecommunications and media industries on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic and financial matters. Her selected transaction experience includes some of the industries' largest deals announced across the wireline, wireless and infrastructure subsectors, with certain media experience, including:

  • IBM's acquisition of Redhat
  • Berkshire Partners' sale of Lightower to Crown Castle
  • Verizon's divestiture of 23 data centers
  • Level 3's merger with CenturyLink
  • Sprint Nextel's acquisition of Clearwire and transaction with Softbank
  • Level 3's acquisition of tw Telecom and Global Crossing
  • Frontier's acquisition of Verizon's wireline SpinCo
  • AT&T's merger with BellSouth
  • American Tower's acquisition of SpectraSite
  • Cingular's acquisition of AT&T Wireless 

Prior to joining Lazard, Rosie was with Citi's Mergers & Acquisitions group for nearly 20 years.

She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan Business School.

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