Special Situations

Lincoln International has extensive experience advising businesses and their creditor and stakeholder constituencies during periods of financial challenge or unique circumstances, having completed over 150 special situations transactions with over $100 billion of debt restructured. This expertise is partnered with industry depth, international access and debt capital markets knowledge to provide our clients with unmatched capabilities focused on the middle market.

We help our clients solve their problems in a challenging, time-sensitive environment. With senior level attention to each and every assignment, Lincoln International ensures that all strategic alternatives are evaluated and quickly develops uniquely tailored solutions so that our clients and their key constituencies are able to resolve their issues in a timely and effective manner.

Our services include the following:

  • Negotiating with current lenders and/or investors to restructure a balance sheet
  • Raising new debt or equity capital
  • Completing a value-maximizing sale in an efficient manner


  • General advisory / restructuring alternatives
  • Covenant waivers and amendments
  • Consent solicitations / exchange and tender offers
  • Pre-packaged / pre-arranged Chapter 11 cases


  • Traditional Chapter 11 reorganizations
  • Rights offerings
  • Valuation and expert testimony

Debt Advisory

  • General advisory / capital structure alternatives
  • Rescue financing
  • DIP financing
  • Exit financing


  • Senior debt (cash flow and asset-based)
  • Second-lien and mezzanine debt
  • Structured debt and equity linked securities
  • Strategic investments

  • Sale Process

    • General advisory / strategic alternatives
    • Distressed M&A
    • 363 Sales / Foreclosure Sales
    • Non-core asset disposition
    • Merger advisory


    • Exclusive sales and divestitures
    • Going private transactions
    • Joint ventures
    • Strategic alliances
    • Distressed buy side advisory

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