Chetan Bhandari joins Lazard as managing director, restructuring
Mr. Bhandari was most recently Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer at Toys “R” Us. Mr. Bhandari has more than 20 years of professional experience, primarily as an investment banker.
He joined Toys “R” Us in 2014 to facilitate the company’s recapitalization of a complex and leveraged balance sheet.
He had previously been a Managing Director at GLC Advisors, a restructuring advisory firm, since 2013, and prior to that, a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was responsible for the Consumer / Retail group’s leveraged finance business.
Prior to joining Goldman in 2007, Mr. Bhandari was a Managing Director in the Restructuring Group with UBS and a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Previously, he was a founding member of Merrill Lynch & Co.’s European leveraged finance business.
Mr. Bhandari received a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.