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Paris, France, 2012/09/24 - Lazard Ltd announced the creation of Lazard Africa, designed to provide financial advisory services in Africa. Lazard Africa’s activities will cover all French and English speaking countries of sub-Saharan Africa (NYSE: LAZ) - Lazard.com. NYSE: LAZ
The Lazard Africa team will be based in Paris. It will be led by Matthieu Pigasse and managed by Michèle Lamarche, in charge of government advisory activities, and Julien Riant, in charge of Lazard Africa Mergers and Acquisitions. The team will be responsible for advising African companies and sovereign entities as well as non-African parties active in Africa.
Lazard Africa will build upon the historic experience of Lazard, which has advised a large number of governments and public entities in this region over the past 20 years. This initiative comes at a time when the African continent is experiencing an unprecedented economic dynamism, with seven of the ten fastest growing economies in the world now located in Africa.
This initiative complements the worldwide organization of Lazard that has recently expanded its presence in China and Brazil, both of which are strategically focused on Africa. Lazard’s global network
specializes in all major industry sectors, including infrastructure, energy, mining and natural resources, technology and telecom, industrials, consumer goods, healthcare, and financial institutions.
Lazard (lazard.com), one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 42 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating back 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.
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