Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that John Goldasich has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Consumer and Retail Group within Financial Advisory, effective immediately. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Mr. Goldasich specializes in the restaurant and food service sector, as well as consumer services, multi-unit retail and franchise businesses.
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“John brings more than 18 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience, advising clients on M&A and other strategic financial matters,” said Bob Frost, CEO of Private Market Advisory at Lazard. “He will add depth and scale to Lazard’s private market consumer advisory effort, deliver tremendous value to clients, and complement other areas of the firm’s retail coverage.”
Mr. Goldasich joins Lazard from consumer investment bank Arlington Capital Advisors, where he was a Partner and Managing Director. As Head of the Restaurant and Multi-Unit Practice, he built a business in restaurants, franchising and consumer services, where he advised many of the leading private companies in the segment on raising capital for emerging brands, as well as in traditional M&A advisory services. He began his career at AmSouth Capital Markets (now Regions Securities) as a capital markets analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lipscomb University and a master’s degree in Management, Economics and International Relations from the University of St. Andrews.
Lazard, one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 41 cities across 26 countries in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. With origins dating to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising and corporate finance, as well as asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals. For more information on Lazard, please visit www.lazard.com. Follow Lazard at @Lazard