Riccardo Villa

Managing Director


Financial Advisory


London, United Kingdom

Riccardo Villa spearheads the Financial Sponsors effort in the UK and its European coordination, advising private equity, sovereign wealth, and pension funds.

He has nearly 20 years of experience in M&A, debt and equity capital markets advisory, and other strategic transactions involving financial investors and alternative pools of capital.

Riccardo joined the Firm in 2004, and also worked in Lazard’s Dubai and Milan offices.

B.Sc. (Hons) International Economics and Management, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

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.