Lincoln International Appoints Managing Director Federico Mennella to Co-Head Global Chemicals Practice
CHICAGO, IL, March 15, 2010 — Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, announced today the appointment of Federico Mennella as co-head of Lincoln International's global chemicals practice. Mr. Mennella, who joined Lincoln in 2006 to lead the growth of the firm's New York office, will continue to be based in New York.
Mr. Mennella has completed a number of transactions in the chemicals space, ranging from the acquisition of Catalytica by DSM, to the acquisition of the vinyl business of Condea Vista by Georgia Gulf and the acquisition of McWhorter Technologies by Eastman Chemical, the acquisition of the specialty chemical business of Astra Zeneca, the sale of Vinings Industries to Kemira Group, the acquisition of Kraton Polymers by Ripplewood, and the sale of Honeywell’s pharmaceutical fine chemical business to Teva. Mr. Mennella’s clients have included American Vanguard, Bayer, BASF, Evonik, Georgia Gulf, ISP, Monsanto, Polynt, Rhodia, RPM, Sanofi-Aventis, Solutia, and Itochu, among others. Prior to joining Lincoln, Mr. Mennella was in charge of the Global Chemicals M&A business for JPMorgan Chase, and gained extensive M&A experience in the chemicals sector while a senior banker at Deutsche Bank and Lazard. Mr. Mennella is a member of the Board of Directors of Hovione SA, a leading developer and manufacturer of APIs, based in Lisbon, Portugal.
Lincoln International's chemicals group completed over 25 transactions since 2006, including eight in 2009. "Federico's extensive experience in the chemicals industry, coupled with his cross-border relationships and contacts, has greatly contributed to building Lincoln's successful chemical franchise," said Jim Lawson, chairman and managing director. "Therefore, we are very excited that Federico has agreed to take a formal leadership role and drive the global chemicals group to the next level of activity and expertise."
In addition to Mr. Mennella, the chemicals group includes a number of experienced managing directors, including Ed Hanlon in the U.S., Jean-Rene Hartpence in France, Dirk Langenbach in Germany and Tetsuya Fujii in Japan, assisted by dedicated professionals in various geographies. The group's clients range from leading chemicals companies to a number of private equity groups and entrepreneurs active in the chemicals sector.
About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, private capital raising, and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With 10 offices in Asia, Europe and North America, and strategic partnerships with leading institutions in China and 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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