This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Lazard Ltd Reports Full-Year And Fourth-Quarter 2012 Results

Strategic Advisory operating revenue was $866 million, 9% higher than 2011, driven by a 13% increase in M&A and Other Advisory revenue compared to the prior-year period.

Restructuring operating revenue was $183 million, 8% lower than 2011, generally in line with the industry-wide low level of corporate restructuring activity. Lazard was the leader in global completed and announced restructurings in 2012. *

During 2012, Lazard remained engaged in highly visible, complex M&A transactions and other advisory assignments, including cross-border transactions, spin-offs, distressed asset sales, capital structure and sovereign advisory, in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Lazard advised on several of the largest global M&A transactions announced in 2012, including (clients are in italics): Deutsche Telekom on the $32.8 billion combination of T-Mobile and MetroPCS; Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $20.1 billion acquisition of the remaining stake in Grupo Modelo it does not already own; GDF Suez/Electrabel in the $12.6 billion acquisition of the 30% stake it did not already own in International Power; and Qatar Holding on its stake in Xstrata in connection with the proposed merger with Glencore International.

Our Sovereign Advisory business remained active in worldwide assignments, including: advising the government of Greece on the completion of its successful bond exchange, the largest in history; acting as financial agent to the U.S. Department of Treasury with respect to General Motors and Ally Financial; and advising the Kazakhstan Sovereign Wealth Fund-owned BTA Bank JSC on its restructuring and recapitalization plan.

During 2012 we were involved in many of the most notable recent restructurings, including: Lehman Brothers; the Allied Pilots Association with respect to American Airlines; Eastman Kodak; Hostess Brands; and Tribune Company.

Please see a more complete list of M&A and Restructuring assignments on which Lazard advised on pages 9-11 of this release.

* Source: Thomson Reuters

Fourth Quarter

Financial Advisory operating revenue was $309 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, 19% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011.

3 of 10

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,098.45 +18.88 0.11%
S&P 500 2,003.37 +6.63 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,580.2710 +22.5760 0.50%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs