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Vice President

Consumer, Food & Retail


Kyle Rybak is Vice President in the Consumer, Food and Retail group. Mr. Rybak has significant experience serving clients on with various types of transactions within the specialty retail, business services, education and consumer sectors.

Representative transactions include advising:

  • Rasmussen College on its sale to Renovus Capital Partners
  • Kids & Company on its strategic investment from Les Petits Chaperons Rouges, a portfolio company of Eurazeo
  • New Mountain Learning on its sale to CIP Capital
  • Cadence Education on its sale to Morgan Stanley Private Equity

Prior to joining Lazard Middle Market, Mr. Rybak worked in the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs & Co. as an Analyst and Associate. In his prior roles, he was focused on alternative investment placements across a variety of strategies including hedge fund of funds, direct investments, secondary investment funds, multi-manager private equity and separately managed accounts.

Mr. Rybak holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University.

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