He will serve as Co-head with Eric Fellhauer, who has been a member of Lazard Investment Banking’s senior leadership team in Germany since 2006. Fritz will join Lazard from Credit Suisse, where he was a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for Germany and Austria, responsible for M&A, Equity and Debt Capital Market transactions.
'Lazard has a strong track record, built over 25 years, of serving clients in Germany, and Ken will be an important addition to our team', said Antonio Weiss, Global Head of Investment Banking of Lazard.
Over a nearly 20-year career, Fritz has led numerous private as well as public M&A and capital market transactions involving German and international clients. At Credit Suisse, which he joined in 1999, he was responsible for the investment banking business in Germany and Austria since 2010. Prior to that, he was Head of M&A, Germany and Austria. Before joining Credit Suisse he was a member of the M&A team at Deutsche Bank, formerly Morgan Grenfell.
Lazard is one of the leading independent investment banks in Germany. Established in Frankfurt in 1988, the firm’s team of 35 professionals advises corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, equity capital markets advisory, restructuring and other financial matters. The firm has advised on a number of recent significant transactions involving German companies, including Deutsche Telekom on the combination of T-Mobile and MetroPCS, BayernLB’s sale of GBW to Patrizia Immobilien and Audi on its acquisition of Ducati.