David O. Higley to join Lazard as a Managing Director
NEW YORK, July 23, 2020 – Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that David O. Higley will join Lazard’s Financial Advisory business as a Managing Director in Interactive Entertainment and Digital Media Investment Banking, effective immediately. Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Higley joins from Bond Lane Partners LLC, where he was the founder and managing partner.
“David brings a winning combination to both our Los Angeles and global TMT Investment Banking franchise,” said Mark McMaster, Global Head of M&A for Lazard. “The depth of his experience in the interactive entertainment and digital media industry is unrivaled, having advised or worked with nearly every leading interactive and digital media company during his career. We are looking forward to David joining our team, and to serving clients in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.”
Prior to Bond Lane, Mr. Higley was a managing director and global head of digital media at UBS Investment Bank from 2000 through 2007, where he helped build and manage its global technology group and established its digital media coverage effort. Prior to being an investment banker, Mr. Higley was a corporate attorney at Thelen Marrin Johnson & Bridges during the mid to late-1990s, where he was involved with equity and debt offerings, as well as M&A. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.
Lazard, one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Celebrating its 175th year, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and other strategic matters, restructuring and liability management, and asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals. For more information on Lazard, please visit www.lazard.com. Follow Lazard at @Lazard.
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