Jeffrey Stevens joins Lincoln International's Healthcare Group as a Managing Director
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 16, 2010 – Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, announced today that Jeffrey Stevens has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Based in Lincoln International’s Chicago office, Stevens is a dedicated member of the firm’s Healthcare Group, which focuses on diagnostic and research tools, pharmaceuticals, medical products and technologies, and healthcare services.
Stevens has more than 20 years of experience working with healthcare companies and financial sponsors, 15 of which were spent in investment banking at Robert W. Baird & Co. and Vector Securities International (“Vector”), a leading healthcare investment bank which was acquired by Prudential Securities. He brings a broad range of experience as a banker, including significant cross-border experience, having spent time living and working in London while with Vector. Immediately prior to joining Lincoln International, Stevens spent more than five years as a strategy consultant with L.E.K. Consulting, where he headed the firm’s global Medical Products and Technologies (“Med Tech”) practice. His experience as a strategy consultant provides Stevens with a unique perspective that complements and extends his investment banking experience.
Stevens will be primarily responsible for strengthening Lincoln International’s relationships with med tech and other healthcare companies, as well as with financial sponsors that have interests within the healthcare industry. “Underlying trends, market fundamentals and macroeconomic influences are giving rise to strong supply and demand for healthcare M&A. I see tremendous opportunities for companies and financial sponsors to complete value-creating transactions in this space,” Stevens said. “Lincoln’s Healthcare Group, which I am thrilled to join, provides transaction advisory services to private equity and corporate clients alike.”
Stevens joins Shahab Fatheazam, Managing Director and Head of Lincoln International’s U.S. Healthcare Group, with whom he worked at Vector for 12 years. Together the two have more than 40 years of experience working with healthcare clients, including private equity and venture capital owned businesses, public companies, and private and family owned businesses. Supporting Stevens and Fatheazam are Vice Presidents, Ross Gordon and Tony Crisman, both of whom worked with Fatheazam at GCA Savvian Advisors as well as with Fatheazam and Stevens at Vector.
“Jeff is an excellent addition to our team given his impressive experience within the healthcare sector, and we know first-hand that his work ethic and commitment to clients will fit in well with the Lincoln International culture,” said Shahab Fatheazam. “We are looking very forward to working with him once again.”
“Jeff’s deep industry knowledge, extensive contacts and cross-border experience will immediately benefit our clients within the healthcare sector,” said Rob Barr, Managing Director and CEO North America. “We are pleased that he will be able to hit the ground running with a familiar team.”
Stevens holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati.
About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, private capital raising, U.K. pensions advisory services and providing restructuring advice, fairness opinions and valuations for leading organizations involved in mid-market transactions. With offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, Paris, Tokyo and Vienna, and strategic partnerships with China Everbright in China and ICICI Securities, Inc. in India, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in the key global economies. The organization provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise, and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest. More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at www.lincolninternational.com.
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