NEW YORK & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that Kevin Jach has returned to its Middle Market Advisory practice as a Managing Director in Lazard’s Middle Market Consumer, Food & Retail (CFR) group. He is based in Minneapolis.
Mr. Jach has more than three decades of experience in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. He has advised public and private companies and cooperatives on both domestic and cross-border transactions in the food and agriculture industry.
“Kevin was an important team member with us for nearly 20 years. He helped lead the growth and development of Lazard Middle Market’s food practice, and completed some of the firm’s most iconic strategic deals,” said Bob Frost, Chief Executive Officer of Lazard Middle Market. “We are delighted to welcome him back to the CFR group.”
Mr. Jach most recently served as an independent consultant and a Senior Advisor to the firm. Prior to joining Lazard, he worked for Pillsbury from 1992 to 1997, leading their global mergers and acquisitions activities and serving in various senior financial positions, including vice president of finance for Pillsbury’s $1.5 billion international division and director of finance for the company’s Old El Paso, Häagen-Dazs and Progresso businesses. Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Jach worked for five years at Deloitte & Touche, where he managed the acquisition, divestiture and financing process for corporate and middle market clients.
Lazard's Middle Market Advisory practice provides financial and strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity recapitalizations, and financial restructurings to mid-sized companies through Lazard Middle Market LLC, a subsidiary of Lazard. Our senior professionals bring deep sector expertise and relationships with CEOs and board members, while leveraging the global resources of Lazard. For more information, please visit www.lazardmm.com.
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