Andrew Torgove

Head, Distressed Advisory & Restructuring Practice at Lazard Middle Market LLC

Andrew Torgove

Andrew Torgove

Head, Distressed Advisory & Restructuring Practice at Lazard Middle Market LLC

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Andrew Torgove is a managing director and head of the restructuring group at Lazard Middle Market. He has more than 20 years of experience in executing M&A, refinancing and restructuring transactions for both distressed and healthy companies. Recent engagements include representing Allen’s on the sale of its Frozen Vegetables division to the Bonduelle Group and of its subsequent restructuring; Associated Wholesalers Inc. on its sale to C&S; American Safety Razor, a portfolio company of Lion Capital, on its sale to Energizer Holdings; Chem Rx Corporation on its sale to PharMerica Corporation; and the Unsecured Creditors Committee of Global Geophysical Services in the restructuring of the company.

Other assignments include representation of Dura Automotive, Morris Publishing, Meridian Automotive, Waterford Wedgwood, Heartland Automotive Industries, Tokheim Gas Pumps, Bruegger’s Bagels, Jillian’s Restaurants, Plainwell Paper, Cagle’s Farms, San Antonio Internacional, Bowe, Bell & Howell, Carey International and Christensen Farms.

Prior to joining Lazard Middle Market, Mr. Torgove was a managing director at Stairway Capital, a $330 million fund focused on buying distressed middle market companies, with a focus on purchasing senior debt positions. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Torgove was a director in Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin’s restructuring practice as co-head of the company’s distressed M&A practice in New York.

Mr. Torgove received a Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research, a master’s degree in Economics from Boston College, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Societies.

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Andrew Torgove
Head, Distressed Advisory & Restructuring Practice at Lazard Middle Market LLC
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Ph.D. in Economics

The New School for Social Research provides an education grounded in history and informed by a legacy of critical thought and civic engagement. The school’s dedication to academic freedom and intellectual inquiry reaches back to the university’s founding in 1919 as a home for progressive thinkers and the creation of the University in Exile in 1933 for scholars persecuted in Nazi Europe. The interdisciplinary education offered by The New School for Social Research today explores and promotes global peace and justice as more than theoretical ideals.

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Master's Degree in Economics

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

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Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (or simply Phi Kappa Phi or F?F) is an honor society established in 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship without restriction as to area of study and to promote the "unity and democracy of education". It is the third academic society in the United States to be organized around recognizing academic excellence, and is the oldest all-discipline honor society.

Career History
Head, Distressed Advisory & Restructuring Practice
2006 - Current

Lazard Middle Market is tailored to serving the unique needs of mid-sized companies, while delivering the sophisticated services, global perspective and broad resources of Lazard.

Director, Restructuring
1996 - 2004

Houlihan Lokey is an international, advisory-focused investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. We’re dedicated to serving as your advocate, providing strategic insights and resources to help you realize your business objectives. Founded in 1972, Houlihan Lokey is solely owned by over 250 of its employees and ORIX USA Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation of Japan.

Managing Director
Prior

Stairway Capital Advisors LLC is a hedge fund manager located in Uniondale, New York. They manage Stairway Capital Management LP and Stairway Capital Management II LP

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2004

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

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New City, NY
2012 Yale School of Management Private Equity Conference

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The Yale Club of New York City-New York, NY
2012 Yale School of Management Private Equity Conference

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New York City, NY
2010 Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference

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