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KKR invests in Arbor Pharmaceuticals

KKR said late Thursday it acquired a significant minority stake in Arbor Pharmaceuticals. Financial terms weren’t announced. Atlanta-based Arbor is specialty pharmaceutical company currently focused on the cardiovascular, hospital, and pediatric markets. KKR’s investment is coming from its North America XI private equity fund. Lazard Middle Market advised Arbor.

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Summit Partners-backed RuffaloCODY buys Noel-Levitz

RuffaloCODY, which is backed by Summit Partners, has acquired Noel-Levitz. No financial terms were disclosed. Lazard Middle Market served as advisor to RuffaloCODY on this transaction. Based in Iowa and Colorado, Noel-Levitz is a consulting firm that specializes in higher education strategic enrollment planning, student marketing and recruitment.

Lawson Joins Lazard

Doug Lawson has joined Lazard Middle Market, a unit of Lazard, as an MD and head of packaging within the industrials group. He is based in Chicago. Most recently, Lawson was an MD wand head of the packaging group at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago.

Lazard Middle Market Loses Pair (Updated)

Bill Sharpe and David Santoni have left Lazard Middle Market. Sharpe was a managing director and COO, while Santoni was a managing director. Calls to Lazard Middle Market for comment were not returned.

Update: Prestwick Partners has announced that Santoni is joining as a partner. Here is the press release:

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