Lazard, one of the world's pre-eminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 42 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America.



Global M&A Deals League Table - 2005 To Date

Thomson Financial has just released a worldwide announced advisory league table. This table is based on the number of deals firms' have worked on this year to 17th March. The table excludes equity carveouts, withdrawn deals and open market repurchases.

Bear Stearns - It's All Over

In the end, the end came quickly. Caught in a liquidity squeeze brought on, in the main, by lack of confidence in the durability of its business model, Bear Stearns became the first major casualty of the US subprime lending crisis Sunday, when it agreed to be taken over by JPMorgan Chase for $240m - significantly less than Friday's market capitalization of $3.4bn.