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David Solomon is a Managing Director and member of the Consumer, Food & Retail group at Lazard Middle Market, focusing on direct marketing, ecommerce, and multi-unit retailers. From 2007 until mid-2018, he was CEO of Lazard Middle Market, and stepped down to refocus on transaction execution.

Representative transactions include advising:

  • Kwik Tek on its sale to Falconhead Capital and M3 Outdoor Investments
  • National Pen on its sale to Cimpress (Vistaprint)
  • Hand & Stone on its sale to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
  • Silapda on its sale to Avon
  • Sundance on its sale to Brentwood Associates
  • Oriental Trading on its sale to Berkshire Hathaway
  • Performance Bicycle on its sale to North Castle
  • Sheplers on its sale to Boot Barn (NYSE:BOOT)

Prior to joining Lazard Middle Market in 1991, Mr. Solomon spent 13 years as a real estate professional, primarily developing retail shopping centers, and mixed-use projects. He brings this wealth of retail experience to bear in his M&A role today.

Mr. Solomon earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree from Yale University, graduating magna cum laude. He received a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, graduating in the Delta Gamma Sigma honors society.

Mr. Solomon is a current Board Member of American Rivers, the leading conservation organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and water quality.  His hobbies include fly fishing, back packing, squash, and he is an avid runner.

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