John Goldasich joins Lazard as a Managing Director in Consumer and Retail Group, Financial Advisory
NEW YORK, July 26, 2022 – Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that John Goldasich has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Consumer and Retail Group within Financial Advisory, effective immediately. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Mr. Goldasich specializes in the restaurant and food service sector, as well as consumer services, multi-unit retail and franchise businesses.
“John brings more than 18 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience,
advising clients on M&A and other strategic financial matters,” said Bob Frost, CEO of Private
Market Advisory at Lazard. “He will add depth and scale to Lazard’s private market consumer
advisory effort, deliver tremendous value to clients, and complement other areas of the firm’s
Mr. Goldasich joins Lazard from consumer investment bank Arlington Capital Advisors, where he
was a Partner and Managing Director. As Head of the Restaurant and Multi-Unit Practice, he built
a business in restaurants, franchising and consumer services, where he advised many of the
leading private companies in the segment on raising capital for emerging brands, as well as in
traditional M&A advisory services. He began his career at AmSouth Capital Markets (now Regions
Securities) as a capital markets analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from
Lipscomb University and a master’s degree in Management, Economics and International
Relations from the University of St. Andrews.
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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