Tim Wielechowski has joined Lazard’s Middle Market Consumer, Food & Retail group as managing director. He is based in Charlotte.
Lazard has launched a new team called Lazard Venture and Growth Banking and appointed Garri Jones and Nick James as managing directors in its UK Investment Banking business.
Lazard has named Jean-Louis Girodolle as chief executive officer of Lazard Investment Banking in France. Charles-Henri Filippi and François Kayat were named co-chairs of Investment Banking in France.
Kevin Jach has returned to Lazard’s Middle Market Advisory practice as a managing director in Lazard’s Middle Market Consumer, Food & Retail (CFR) group.
Lazard has named Cyrus Kapadia as CEO of Lazard Investment Banking in the UK and William Rucker, CEO of the business since 2004, as chairman, effective immediately.
Stephen Davy has joined Lazard as a managing director, effective immediately. Based in Toronto, he will advise companies in the diversified and natural resources sectors.
Advisory firm Lazard appointed Matthieu Pigasse, the current global head of M&A, chairman and CEO of France, and global head of Sovereign Advisory, to global head of Banking and deputy CEO of Financial Advisory.
Sempra Energy plans to sell its equity interests in its South American businesses starting in March 2019. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Lazard will act as financial advisors to the company in connection with the sale.