NEW YORK--()--Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that it has hired Marc H. Katz as a Managing Director in the Global Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) Investment Banking Group, effective immediately. Based in New York, Mr. Katz joins Lazard from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions group and advised on media and telecommunications transactions.
Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2008, Mr. Katz was a media and telecom investment banker at Lehman Brothers Inc. for ten years. Mr. Katz began his career in 1993 as a corporate lawyer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Lazard’s Global TMT Group has recently served as lead adviser to Qwest on its $22.4 billion merger with CenturyLink. Other notable transactions on which the group has advised include Cisco’s NOK 19.0 billion acquisition of Tandberg, France Telecom in the merger of Orange Switzerland and Sunrise for €4.8 billion, NII Holdings on Grupo Televisa’s acquisition of a 30% stake in Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for $1.44 billion, Telefónica’s €400 million sale of its 32% stake in Medi Telecom (Méditel), France Telecom’s and Orascom Telecom’s agreement on Mobinil and ECMS, Nortel’s sale of its Optical Networking and Carrier Ethernet businesses to Ciena, Buy.com’s sale to Rakuten and Amazon.com’s acquisition of Zappos.com.
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