A STRONG YEAR
In 2016, Lazard’s middle market advisory practice completed 188 middle market transactions worldwide, including 84 involving North American companies, with an aggregate value of more than $21 billion in value.
Mergers and acquisitions comprised 153 of our middle market transactions, including 94 sell-side and 59 buy-side. Our restructuring practice was quite busy with 15 assignments, reflecting continued stress in energy, mining, and other sectors. We also completed 20 corporate finance advisory transactions.
We believe in highly-customized transactions that fit client circumstances, rather than rigid M&A auctions. Similarly, our growing team in corporate finance provides tailored debt and equity solutions for acquisitions, growth, and capital structure.