Lazard hires Atlantic-Pacific Capital fundraiser Sandstrom

Lazard has hired Sarah Sandstrom as a managing director in its private funds advisory group, based in New York. Sandstrom joined from Atlantic-Pacific Capital in London, where she was a partner and member of the management committee since 2010. Sandstrom also worked at Credit Suisse Securities, which she joined in 1999 when the bank acquired Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Press Release

Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) announced today that Sarah Sandstrom has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Private Fund Advisory Group, effective immediately. She is based in New York.

“Sarah brings substantial experience in private equity fundraising and a truly global perspective with extensive relationships in Europe, the US and Latin America,” said William Riddle, Managing Director and head of Lazard’s Private Fund Advisory Group. “With more than 14 years as a private equity fundraising specialist, she understands the business challenges of our clients and will be a powerful resource for them.”

Ms. Sandstrom joins from Atlantic-Pacific Capital in London, where she was a Partner and Management Committee member since 2010. Previously, she was a Director with Credit Suisse Securities, which she joined in 1999, when the firm acquired Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where she began her career in 1997. She has been based at different times in London, New York and Los Angeles.

About Lazard’s Private Fund Advisory Group

Lazard’s Private Fund Advisory Group manages the raising of capital for private equity and real estate firms and enhances relationships with financial sponsors and institutional investors globally. The Group, which acts as advisor and placement agent, focuses on advice and execution for buyout, mezzanine, venture, distressed/turnaround and hedge funds. The Group has established a position as a highly regarded and sought-after agent to the private equity fund manager community. Additionally, it is a highly experienced advisor in the secondary transfer of limited partnership and direct investments, as well as on the sale or spin-out of management companies, and fund restructurings across asset classes, strategies, and geographies.

About Lazard

Lazard, one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 40 cities across 26 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising and corporate finance, as well as asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals. For more information on Lazard, please visit