Howard Coates

Managing Director


Financial Advisory


London, United Kingdom

Howard joined Makinson Cowell in 1992 after 19 years with BZW, latterly as Chief Executive of its global equities division. During his time with BZW, Howard was a top-rated chemicals and pharmaceuticals analyst, head of research, and subsequently corporate broker to a number of leading UK companies.

At Makinson Cowell, he encourages direct, un-intermediated links between companies and their current and potential equity holders and advises on all aspects of companies' relationships with institutional investors. Howard has provided independent advice to Boards on corporate transactions including mergers, demergers, acquisitions and disposals, capital returns, and both primary and secondary equity issues.

Howard has a BA and DPhil from Oxford University.

Our offices in the United Kingdom

Lazard has been a leading player in the United Kingdom's financial centre since the firm opened its first London office in 1877. Today, the U.K. remains one of the largest operations in Lazard’s global network.

Based in the heart of one of the world’s most international and connected financial hubs, with unrivalled access to global markets, Lazard U.K. advises clients on strategic matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, debt and capital structure and capital raising.

Lazard's client relationships are built on trust and discretion, drawing on 175 years of experience working with leading businesses globally.