Middle Market Advisory

Lazard Middle Market is tailored to serving the unique needs of mid-sized companies, while delivering the sophisticated services, global perspective and broad resources of Lazard.

Our middle market advisory practice is distinguished by the following key factors:

  • Sector Expertise - Senior bankers focused on specific industries with deep insight into and understanding of sector dynamics and participants
  • Dealmakers - Experienced deal professionals with extraordinary expertise, judgment, creativity, and intellect
  • Global Reach - Middle market bankers with access to Lazard's C-level, board-level, and sponsor relationships in 43 major business centers in 27 countries
  • Trusted Advisors - Transactional bankers focused on long-term relationships, providing independent advice, and maximizing client objectives

What's New

Transactions

  • Restructuring
    The Chapter 11 restructuring advisory for USEC (United States Enrichment Corporation)
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd. to Horizon Pharma, Inc., for $660 million.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The merger of RuffaloCODY, LLC and Noel-Levitz, LLC.
  • Capital Raising
    Advisory regarding a strategic investment by Rhone Capital LLC in Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Emerald Performance Materials, LLC, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., to American Securities LLC.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of MPI Products Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of Monomoy Capital Partners, to Wingate Partners, L.P.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of AGDATA, a portfolio company of SFW Capital Partners, to Vista Equity Partners.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Spectrum Corporation, a portfolio company of Dominus Capital, L.P., to Phillips 66.
  • Restructuring
    The Chapter 11 restructuring advisory for Quiznos.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale by Revive Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Donnatal®, an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, to Concordia Healthcare Corp.
  • Capital Raising
    Advisory regarding the private exchange transactions of outstanding senior exchangeable notes for Amarin Corporation.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Moark's Midwest egg production assets by Land O'Lakes, Inc. to Opal Foods, an entity created by AGR Partners, Rose Acre Farms and Weaver Brothers.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The shareholder recapitalization of Galata Chemicals resulting in a sale of shares by Aterian Investment Partners to Artek Surfin Chemicals.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Autocrat, LLC to James Finlay International Inc.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Technimark, a portfolio company of Quad-C Management Inc., to Pritzker Group Private Capital.
  • Restructuring
    The financial restructuring for Cengage Learning, Inc.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Golden Boy Foods Ltd. , a portfolio company of Tricor Pacific Capital, Inc., to Post Holdings, Inc.
  • Capital Raising
    Advisory regarding the $104 million confidentially marketed public offering of common stock for Geron Corporation.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The acquisition by Revelstoke Capital Partners of Accelecare Wound Centers.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Genova Diagnostics, Inc., a portfolio company of Nautic Partners and Ferrer Freeman & Company to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Purcell Systems, Inc., a portfolio company of Weston Presidio, to EnerSys.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Escort Inc., a portfolio company of Falconhead Capital, LLC, to Monomoy Capital Partners, L.P.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The acquisition by Rhinestone Holdings of Silpada Designs, Inc., a subsidiary of Avon Products, Inc.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Par-Pak Ltd. to The Waddington Group, a portfolio company of Olympus Partners.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    An investment in RuffaloCODY, LLC by Summit Partners.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The merger of FirstCity Financial Corporation and Varde Partners, Inc.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of UTEX Industries, Inc., a portfolio company of Rhone Capital L.L.C., to Riverstone Holdings LLC.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Aspen Motion Technologies, a subsidiary of Pentair, Inc., to Moog, Inc.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of NAC International, Inc., a division of United States Enrichment Corporation, to Hitachi Zosen Corporation.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of a minority interest in Auerbach Grayson to and entry into a strategic business alliance with Morgan Stanley.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Unilever's Skippy-branded products business to Hormel Foods Corporation.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of FocusVision Worldwide, Inc. to Thompson Street Capital Partners, L.L.C.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory

    The sale of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC, a portfolio company of ABRY Partners, to an investor group led by ZM Capital, ZelnickMedia's private equity fund.

  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of ArrMaz Custom Chemicals, a portfolio company of Snow Phipps Group, to Golden Gate Capital.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Charter Films, Inc., an affiliate of RJS Companies, to NEX Performance Films, a portfolio company of Mason Wells.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Oriental Trading Company, Inc. to Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Air Serv Corporation to ABM Industries Incorporated.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Deltak, LLC to John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Strategic Outsourcing, Inc., a portfolio company of Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, to TriNet Group, Inc., a portfolio company of General Atlantic.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Mitchell's Oil Field Service, Inc., a portfolio company of Stone Arch Capital, to John Wood Group PLC.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of InfuScience, Inc., a portfolio company of Cressey & Company, to BioScrip.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. to Golf Town Income Fund.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Global Claims Services, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, to Windjammer Capital Investors.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of EDI Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Bertram Capital, to Nordson Corporation.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Copernicus Group Institutional Review Board, a portfolio company of DFW Capital Partners, to Arsenal Capital Partners.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Howard Weil Incorporated to Scotiabank.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of NSC Minerals Ltd., a portfolio company of TriWest Capital Partners to Wynnchurch Capital.
  • Restructuring
    Advisory in connection with Chapter 11 filing for Premier Trailing Leasing, Inc.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of PeopleNet Communications, a portfolio company of Norwest Equity Partners to Trimble Navigation.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Active Aero Group, Inc., a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners and Greenbriar Equity to Platinum Equity, LLC.
  • Restructuring
    The restructuring and recapitalization by Carey International.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Total Logistic Control, a wholly owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU to Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Fleetgistics, a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital to Harbour Group.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Zywave, Inc. to Vista Equity Partners.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of ITS Technologies & Logistics, LLC to The Carlyle Group.
  • M&A and Strategic Advisory
    The sale of Sonnenblick-Goldman, LLC to an affiliate of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

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