Adam Wieden is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Consumer, Food & Retail in Lazard's Private Market Advisory group.
Mr. Wieden has nearly two decades of investment banking experience advising public and private companies on a range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, capital raises, corporate divestitures, fairness opinions and strategic advisory assignments.
Mr. Wieden’s food, beverage, and agriculture experience spans a broad spectrum of subsectors (better-for-you, protein, bakery, flavors, ingredients, snacks, prepared foods, animal nutrition, controlled environment agriculture, medical nutrition, distribution), market channels (branded, private label, foodservice, contract manufacturing, B2B) and temperature states (frozen, refrigerated, and shelf-stable).
He has been recognized as an “Emerging Leader Dealmaker” by the M&A Advisor and as a “Top 50 Rising Star Dealmaker” by the Global M&A Network.
Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Wieden was a Vice President at George K. Baum Capital Advisors, Inc. where he was involved in executing buy- and sell-side merger and acquisition transactions across a wide range of industries, including food, agriculture, distribution, capital equipment, industrial products, transportation, third-party logistics and financial services.
Mr. Wieden graduated cum laude from Kansas State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in finance and management information systems.
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