Lazard Ltd.

Lazard Ltd.

Lazard Ltd.

Overview
Date Founded

2004

Headquarters

Clarendon House,2 Church Street,Hamilton, Hamilton City HM 11

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

2,996

Industries

Investment Services & Portfolio Management
Consumer Finance
Other Business & Consulting Services
Accounting & Financial Services
Investment Banking & Brokerage

Company Description

Lazard Ltd is a preeminent financial advisory and asset management company. The company operates through the following segments: Financial Advisory and Asset Management. The Financial Advisory segment offers corporate, partnership, institutional, government, sovereign and individual clients across the globe a wide array of financial advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions and other strategic matters, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising and various other financial matters. The Asset Management segment offers a broad range of global investment solutions and investment management services in equity and fixed income strategies, alternative investments and private equity funds to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, labor union funds, financial intermediaries and private clients. Lazard was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Global Head of Banking & Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Financial Advisory

Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel

Vice Chairman of Lazard & Chief Executive Officer of LAM

Global Head of M&A

Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Investment Banking

Managing Director

Group Executive, Human Capital & Workplace Innovation

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at Lazard Ltd.

Vice Chairman of Lazard & Chief Executive Officer of LAM at Lazard Ltd.

President at Council on Foreign Relations

Co-Founder at Imagination Capital

Former Senior Vice President & Managing Partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton International (U.K.) Ltd.

Former Vice Chairman & Managing Partner of the New York at Ernst & Young LLP

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Harvard Management Company, Inc.

Vice Chairman at L'Oréal USA, Inc.

Managing Director at GRA Venture Fund LLC

Former Managing Director & Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

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Southeastern Asset Management uses a value-oriented, long-term, bottom-up stock selection process. Research is driven internally by the firm's global investment team. The firm seeks to achieve superior long-term performance by acquiring equity securities of financially strong, well-managed companies run by capable management teams, at market prices significantly below their assessment of their business value. Southeastern sells stocks when they approach their appraisal. They consider companies of all sizes, although most of their assets are invested in mid-size and larger companies. Southeastern Asset Management is an activist firm. The firm focuses on securities of companies believed to have unrecognized intrinsic value and the potential to grow.

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Ariel utilizes a bottom-up, fundamental analysis to select quality company stocks. The firm has three investment strategy approaches offered: traditional value, deep value and global. They use different research processes for each strategies. For traditional value, they monitor a proprietary watch list which is comprised of current, former and potential new investments. The research process of deep value begins with the screening of companies on size, valuation and industry parameters. Lastly, for global strategies, they first seek to reduce the risk of large investment losses by quantitatively and qualitatively identifying and eliminating businesses that have the highest propensity to fail, based on their judgment. The firm's investment decisions will primarily be derived from bottom-up fundamental research and stock picking and are made by the portfolio manager.

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RWC-AM is an active, skill-based, team-oriented manager which seeks to achieve exceptional long-term returns. They specialize in providing strategies that enable their clients to invest in developed and emerging market equities, convertible bonds and income solutions that help them meet their long-term financial needs. RWC-AM deliberately avoid committee-led decision making and believe that fundamental analysis provides the necessary insights for portfolio managers to assess future return potential in securities and that co-investing alongside clients ensures a natural alignment of interests. The firm's portfolio managers assume responsibility for taking and managing risk. Portfolio Management teams include Convertible Bonds, Emerging and Frontier Markets, Equity Income, European Active Ownership, European Equity, Global Horizon Equity, Japan Active Engagement, UK Equity, and US Equity.

Recent Transactions
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Transaction Clients
Investment Advisor

Advised on Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (Inactive) purchases ABI SAB Group Holding Ltd. resulting in a new company Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV

Investment Advisor

Advised on L'Oréal SA purchases Groupe Clarins SARL /Mugler & Azzaro Brands from Société Financière FC

Investment Advisor

Advised on Piraeus Bank SA purchases Geniki Bank SA from Société Générale S.A.

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. purchase Harman International Industries, Inc.

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Advised onJohnson & Johnson purchases Actelion Ltd.

Underwriter

Advised onLazard Ltd. issued Class A Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onAcorda Therapeutics, Inc. purchases Biotie Therapies Corp.

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Advised onWisconsin Energy Corp. purchases Integrys Energy Group, Inc. resulting in a new company WEC Energy Group, Inc.

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Advised onLazard Ltd. issued Class A Common Stock

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Jones Day

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Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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Managing Director, General Counsel, Legal at Warburg Pincus LLC

Clients

THE TRUST CONTINUES TO HOLD, INVEST, AND REINVEST ITS ASSETS TO ACCUMULATE AMOUNTS THAT WILL BE USED TO PROVIDE BENEFITS FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE PARTICIPANTS (AND THEIR DEPENDENTS)

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$4.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$3.98B
Earnings Per Share
$4.43
Debt TEV
0.36x
Total Debt
$1.43B
Total Equity
$970M
Net Profit
$527M
Revenue
$2.87B
TEVNet Income
7.56x
Enterprise Value Sales
1.39x
EBITDA
$699M
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
5.7x
EBITDAMargin
24.37%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
6.65%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
6.34%
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Investors
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Co-Founder at MBA Lazard Sociedad de Bolsa SA

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Co-Founder at MBA Lazard Sociedad de Bolsa SA

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Senior Adviser at Lazard Ltd.

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