Michael Schwartz

Managing Director

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Financial Advisory


New York, United States

Michael Schwartz is a Managing Director in Lazard's New York office where he heads the Private Financing group.

Michael has extensive experience advising private equity-owned, family-owned and public companies on debt and equity financing transactions across various industries.

Prior to joining Lazard, Michael was a Managing Director and Group Head of Debt Capital Markets at Cowen Group. He led the group that originated, structured and placed fixed income securities for middle market issuers, including high-yield bond offerings, debt private placements, and private exchange offer transactions.

Prior to this, Michael was a Vice President at Ramius, advising on investment opportunities across the capital structure of public and private companies, distressed situations and convertible bonds. Michael began his career at Jefferies & Co.

Michael received a Master of Business Administration degree from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University.

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