“David is one of the top sponsor coverage bankers and was an important team member with us for more than 12 years, before he left to pursue other opportunities. We are delighted to welcome him back,” said David Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Lazard Middle Market. “He brings exceptional relationships in the private equity community.”
Mr. Santoni has more than 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, and has executed transactions on behalf of many nationally recognized private equity sponsors. Most recently he was a partner at Minneapolis-based Prestwick Partners. Prior to his investment banking career, Mr. Santoni practiced law with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Toronto. He advised Canadian companies on M&A transactions, including public and private equity and debt financings, and cross-border M&A. Mr. Santoni previously spent several years with the Cleveland-based law firm of Thompson, Hine and Flory, focusing on M&A and corporate finance.
Lazard Middle Market provides strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and public and private capital raising to mid-sized companies. The firm serves a diverse set of clients including private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurs, and public and private companies. Lazard Middle Market has offices in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Charlotte (www.lazardmm.com).
2014 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 10-6-14