Makinson Cowell to join Lazard

Press releases — London

October 22, 2020

LONDON, 22 October 2020 – Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that Makinson Cowell will join Lazard, effective 1 December 2020. Founded in 1989 and led by Bob Cowell and Howard Coates, Makinson Cowell is a long-standing, independent and trusted advisor to many leading FTSE100 and 250 companies on capital markets and investor relations matters. Makinson Cowell will work as a separate team continuing to provide clients with an enhanced understanding of equity investors’ perspectives in order to inform strategic decision making.

Cyrus Kapadia, CEO of Lazard UK Investment Banking, said, “Makinson Cowell epitomises the discreet, trusted and independent advice that is in increasing demand and for which Lazard is renowned. Their in-depth expertise and knowledge of the institutional investor landscape will enhance our market leading financial advisory capabilities for the benefit of our clients. We welcome the Makinson Cowell team to Lazard.”

Bob Cowell, Co-Founder of Makinson Cowell, said, ‘’We are delighted to be joining the pre-eminent global independent financial adviser, Lazard. Our respective approaches for providing trusted, confidential advice to major clients are highly complementary. The Makinson Cowell team looks forward to working at Lazard.”

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Founded in 1848, Lazard is one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, with operations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Lazard provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and capital solutions, restructuring and liability management, geopolitics, and other strategic matters, as well as asset management and investment solutions to institutions, corporations, governments, partnerships, family offices, and high net worth individuals. For more information, please visit


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