Lazard adds new MD to team

Lazard has hired Charles Andrez has a managing director in middle market advisory. The appointment is effective immediately. Previously, Andrez, who is based in Paris, worked at Canaccord Genuity.


PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) announced today that Charles Andrez has joined the Firm as a Managing Director in middle market advisory, effective immediately. Based in Paris, Mr. Andrez will focus on M&A and other financial advisory services for mid-sized clients in Europe.

“Our middle market focus in France will build on Lazard’s middle market advisory success in North America, and will leverage the M&A and financial advisory expertise of our teams in France, across Europe and globally,” said Matthieu Pigasse, CEO of Lazard France and global head of M&A.

“We look forward to Charles joining our middle market advisory business in France, as we continue to expand our effort globally,” said David Solomon, head of Lazard’s middle market advisory business. “He brings more than a decade of experience advising private sponsors and mid-sized companies on strategic transactions.”

Charles Andrez joins Lazard from Canaccord Genuity, formerly known as Hawkpoint Partners, where he spent more than 13 years in mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on private equity and midsize transactions. Prior to that, he served in various roles at ING Barings and Edmond de Rothschild. Mr. Andrez earned a BA in Finance from Dauphine University and a Master’s degree in corporate finance from Sorbonne University.

Lazard provides middle market clients with financial and strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and placements of equity and debt to mid-sized companies.

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