Garrett Baker Joins Lazard

Former Waller Capital president will head up financial adviser’s middle market media and telecom unit
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Former Waller Capital president Garrett Baker has joined Lazard Middle Market as a managing director and head of Middle market Telecommunications, Media & Technology. He is based in New York.

Baker is a long-time cable investment banker – he was named president of Waller Capital in 2009 and has been a key player in the cable deal market for more than a decade. Prior to joining Waller in 1998, Baker was a mergers and acquisitions banker at Bear Stearns & Co.

Baker was named to Multichannel News’ 40-Under-40 list of top cable executives in 2008 and was part of the inaugural list of top cable investment bankers, the Money All-Stars, in 2012.

"Garrett has established a national reputation as one of the top advisors in middle market telecom, with a dominant position in the broadband sub-segment," said David Solomon, head of Lazard's middle market advisory business, in a statement. "This move reflects our broader strategy of establishing national leadership in distinct and important industry niches."

Lazard's middle market advisory business provides financial and strategic advice on mergers & acquisitions, financing of debt & equity, and restructuring to mid-sized companies.