Lazard Australia


We advise leaders of businesses and governments on their most important financial and strategic matters, serving as a trusted adviser whose sole mission is to ensure the best result for the client.

We are an independent firm affiliated with Lazard Group and its global network of offices with deep local roots, offering meaningful relationships and insight. We rely on the depth of expertise across all industry sectors to provide exceptional results to clients. We provide market-leading services in M&A and strategic advisory, sovereign advisory, capital markets advisory, shareholder advisory and restructuring.

Key Capabilities

Lazard Australia is a leading adviser on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and related strategic matters.

Our M&A and Strategic Advisory practice partners with public and private corporate clients to deliver world-class independent advice on all financial, strategic and tactical elements of evaluating and executing M&A transactions, as well as formulating comprehensive strategies to grow their businesses.

Lazard Australia’s capabilities encompass all types of M&A transactions: mergers; buy-side acquisitions; sell-side divestitures and company sale processes; joint ventures; partnerships and more.

In addition to executing transactions, we frequently collaborate with clients to advise on their strategic and financial challenges. We help clients identify, devise and pursue strategies to serve stakeholders, accomplish their goals, and maximize shareholder value.

Pre-eminent financial adviser to governments and other sovereign entities.  We provide clients with tailored and innovative guidance on all aspects of public sector operations, including policy and financial issues.

Independent advice on capital structure, capital formation and capital raising.

We help tailor financing strategies to clients’ unique situations, and we have a track record of innovative solutions for challenging market conditions across capital structures.

We serve corporate leaders and board directors with relevant, timely insights on shareholders.  We create defences against activists or unsolicited takeover attempts and build shareholder support for strategic transactions.

We combine an extensive knowledge of restructuring strategies with M&A expertise, credit analysis skills, capital markets knowledge, industry expertise and negotiation experience in distressed situations.

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