Janki Lalani Gandhi and Christine Tiseo named among the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that two of our U.S. Managing Directors were recognized among the 35 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A in the January 2017 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions magazine. Janki Lalani Gandhi, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Consumer Group, and Christine Tiseo, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Debt Advisory Group, are both well-deserving of this honor. This is the second year in a row that Ms. Tiseo has been recognized in this extraordinary league of women.
Ms. Gandhi joined Lincoln International in 2016 to build the firm’s consumer group practice in fashion, accessories and beauty. Gandhi has been on a fast-track to promotion throughout her investment banking career and is notably one of the youngest Managing Directors ever hired by Lincoln International. While relatively young in age, she is highly experienced. In her 12 years of working in M&A, she has completed over 40 consumer transactions, having advised prominent private companies as well as emerging growth brands and having worked closely with leading private equity groups. Gandhi is influential in an industry sector which continues to experience significant M&A activity.
Gandhi finds her work in the mid-market tremendously rewarding, especially because it allows her the opportunity to advise talented entrepreneurs and work with forward-thinking private equity firms, and furthermore, she has been able to establish long-lasting relationships through her deals. She is continuing to serve these same types of clients, now with the support of Lincoln International’s global platform.
Gandhi holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics with a finance concentration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is particularly passionate about and is involved with several women’s organizations and events as well as educational charities around the world focused on children.
Ms. Tiseo joined Lincoln International 13 years ago and has been a leader in growing Lincoln’s Debt Advisory practice into a market-leading segment for the firm. Over her career at Lincoln, Tiseo has executed approximately 65 financings for private equity clients, including many of the leading private equity firms in the country. These financings have been for companies across numerous industries and span a variety of transactions, including acquisitions, refinancings of existing debt, dividend recaps and growth financings. In addition, Tiseo is well versed in every type of mid-market debt product and, in 2009, was at the forefront of helping clients understand and utilize the various types of unitrache structures.
Tiseo’s track record of arranging debt for private equity groups is unsurpassed. Her private equity clients are eager to engage her because they know that, in virtually every deal she has taken on, she has been a strong and skillful advocate for her clients, optimizing the outcome of the financing and maximizing the terms and conditions for the borrowers. In addition, Tiseo’s views on the market, including prevailing pricing, terms and structures are actively sought after.
Tiseo earned a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Commerce in finance from McGill University, where she graduated with Great Distinction. She is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA).