Brian Bratcher joins Lazard as a Managing Director in Financial Sponsors Group

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August 22, 2022


NEW YORK, August 22, 2022 – Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that Brian Bratcher has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group, effective immediately. He is based in New York.

“Brian brings strong advisory capabilities and nearly three decades of experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets,” said Steve Tipler, Managing Director and Head of North American Private Equity Coverage at Lazard. “His background, depth of expertise, and deep relationships within private equity complement our expanding Financial Sponsors Group.”

Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Bratcher was a Managing Director and Head of the Financial Sponsors Group at Stephens. In 2008, he started the Financial Sponsors Group and has advised on dozens of advisory assignments for leading private equity firms and family offices across North America. Prior to his role in the Financial Sponsors Group, Mr. Bratcher was a Managing Director in Institutional Equity Sales at Stephens, where he covered hedge fund and mutual fund managers in various geographic areas and headed the West Coast Sales Team. Mr. Bratcher holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arkansas.

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