Jeff Mazer has leveraged his unique combination of skills – developed and honed through 20+ years’ experience – to create financial strategies tailored to his clients’ needs and to implement those strategies through appropriate transactions. His expertise includes raising capital, orchestrating mergers and acquisitions, as well as leading bankruptcies & restructurings.
Mazer managed a private investment portfolio at Allstate Insurance Company that included corporate debt, private equity, and private equity funds (venture capital, leveraged buyout and international).
In one three-year period, he closed over fifty (50) deals, with approximately $20 million committed in each transaction. His portfolio encompassed large brand name companies such as Borders, CVS, Dairy Farmers of America, Discovery Channel, Hearst Communications, L.L. Bean, Nike, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Perdue Farms, REI, S.C. Johnson, Timex, Tiffany’s, as well as professional sports teams and leagues.
In addition, while playing a key role in Allstate’s mergers and acquisitions activities, Mazer closed major acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. He also advised the senior management team on acquisition strategy and spearheaded a multi-functional group that executed Allstate’s first major acquisition.
Mazer began his career with prominent law firms in New York and Washington, D.C., working on private placements of debt and equity, initial public offerings, along with mergers and acquisitions.