Olivier Le Maire

Managing Director


Financial Advisory


Paris, France

Olivier Le Maire is Managing Director and Co-Head of LazardNext, the Corporate Finance team at Lazard in Paris dedicated to mid-market transactions.

Olivier has 15 years of investment banking experience for buy-side and sell-side M&A advisory. Transaction profiles typically include divestments and carve-outs from large corporates, family-owned businesses, and private equity houses.

Prior to joining Lazard in 2022, Olivier was Managing Director at Oddo BHF, where he advised on mid-market transactions. He developed a cross-expertise team including M&A and Private Wealth Management practices to increase cross-selling engagements.

From 2008 to 2018, he was manager and senior manager in the EY Corporate Finance team where he completed many small-cap M&A transactions. He became partner in 2016. In 2005 he joined the Transaction Advisory Services group at Ernst & Young and participated in buy-side engagements for the large PE houses of the Paris place. Olivier started his career in 2002 at Arthur Andersen in the Aerospace & Defense audit practice.

Olivier graduated from EDHEC business school and Pantheon-Sorbonne University.

Our offices in France

Lazard's office in Paris has been at the heart of the firm's history and culture since 1854. Lazard provides the full suite of the firm’s services across Financial Advisory and Asset Management from Paris.

As a leading player in these businesses in France, Lazard Paris is also a gateway for clients to access the rest of Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 

Lazard Frères offers Financial Advisory services, while Lazard Frères Gestion provides Asset Management and Wealth Management. Both entities are supported by Lazard Frères Banque.