Garrett Baker Joins Lazard

Former Waller Capital president will head up financial adviser’s middle market media and telecom unit

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.