Consumer Group at Lincoln International Continues Strong Momentum

Continued Robust Consumer M&A Activity Expected in 2019

2018: In a year that saw continued changes in consumer behavior, strategic buyer and investor interest remained high for a wide variety of consumer companies. Here are just a few examples of how we helped private equity and family business owners realize their goals.

2019: While some speculate that a market correction is coming, Lincoln’s Consumer team continues to see strong valuations and M&A activity as we head into 2019. With shifting demographics and changing consumer demands, there is disruption occurring across the sector. Innovative entrepreneurs are developing brands and products that more closely align with today’s consumer interests, lifestyles and the ways they shop, including:

  • Leveraging omni-channel and direct-to-consumer methods to reach their customers in a meaningful way
  • Capitalizing on demands for “convenience” as evidenced by more online spending and increases in the frozen food category
  • Doubling down on better-for-you, natural products and wellness trends in keeping with consumers’ focus on healthier lifestyles. Brands doing this well are wining ever more shelf-space and attracting investor attention.

Consumer Group by the Numbers:

400+

transactions completed worldwide

>50%

of 2018 transactions with strategic acquirers

40

consumer professionals globally

Perspectives

Janki Lalani Gandhi Q&A – Women In Dealmaking

Janki Lalani Gandhi, Lincoln Managing Director, was interviewed by The DealRoom about her experiences and achievements in investment banking and women in dealmaking. View full Q&A from The Deal Room here.

Key Ingredients of Highly Valued Food & Beverage Brands

Published by Food Dive on May 13, 2019 In 2018, there were more than 600 mergers and acquisitions in the food and beverage sector. A lot of buzz is created when a […]

Lincoln International Brings Global Emphasis to Restaurant Investment Banking

Consumer Group Director, Charles Walder, recently contributed his perspectives about Lincoln’s global connectedness for Restaurants Finance Monitor. He discusses the variety services Lincoln delivers in the restaurant sector including investment banking advisory […]

Janki Lalani Gandhi Q&A – Making Investment Banking a More Attractive Career for Women

Janki Lalani Gandhi, Lincoln Managing Director, shares her thoughts for Grant Thornton’s Change Champions program about the importance of diversity both in investment banking and the consumer sector. Topics discussed include talent […]

Investment in the Consumer Sector

The Changing Dynamics of Retail

Changing Consumer Preferences

Meet our Senior Team


Janki Lalani Gandhi Q&A – Women In Dealmaking

Janki Lalani Gandhi, Lincoln Managing Director, was interviewed by The DealRoom about her experiences and achievements in investment banking and women in dealmaking. View full Q&A from The Deal Room here.

Key Ingredients of Highly Valued Food & Beverage Brands

Published by Food Dive on May 13, 2019 In 2018, there were more than 600 mergers and acquisitions in the food and beverage sector. A lot of buzz is created when a […]

Lincoln International Brings Global Emphasis to Restaurant Investment Banking

Consumer Group Director, Charles Walder, recently contributed his perspectives about Lincoln’s global connectedness for Restaurants Finance Monitor. He discusses the variety services Lincoln delivers in the restaurant sector including investment banking advisory […]

Janki Lalani Gandhi Q&A – Making Investment Banking a More Attractive Career for Women

Janki Lalani Gandhi, Lincoln Managing Director, shares her thoughts for Grant Thornton’s Change Champions program about the importance of diversity both in investment banking and the consumer sector. Topics discussed include talent […]