Toys ‘R’ Us Winds Down U.S. Business, Will Liquidate 735 Stores

Toys “R” Us filed a motion seeking bankruptcy court approval to begin the process of conducting an orderly wind-down of its U.S. business and liquidation of inventory in all 735 of the company’s U.S. stores.

Lazard Elects Knobloch to Board of Directors

Lazard elected Iris Knobloch to its board of directors, effective April 1, 2018. Current independent director Richard Parsons has been named lead director of the board.

WSJ Financial Editor Berman Joins Lazard

Dennis K. Berman, financial editor of the Wall Street Journal, will join Lazard as a managing director in Financial Advisory, effective February 26.

Lazard Hires Bozzi as Managing Director

Lazard hired Andrea Bozzi as a financial advisory managing director, effective March 2018.

Leoty Joins Lazard as Managing Director, Financial Advisory

Former Citigroup executive Cédric Leoty joined Lazard as a managing director in financial advisory.

Lazard Adds Loftsgard as Managing Director in Financial Advisory

Lazard named former RBC veteran Tim Loftsgard a managing director in Financial Advisory.

Lazard Adds Wiant as Financial Institutions Investment Banking MD

Lazard added Jerry Wiant to the firm as a managing director in Financial Advisory, enhancing coverage of depository institutions.

Lazard Names Russo CFO, Bucaille CEO of International

Lazard named Capital Markets and Capital Structure Advisory co-head Evan Russo CFO, and current Lazard CFO Matthieu Bucaille CEO of Lazard International and the company’s French units.

Garza Joins Lazard as MD, Financial Advisory, Mexico

Eugenio Garza y Garza has joined the Lazard as a managing director heading the firm’s Mexico Financial Advisory business, effective immediately.

Lazard Hires Bonebrake as Managing Director Oil/Gas Advisory

Kevin Bonebrake joined Lazard as a managing director, Financial Advisory, based in Houston.