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

Restaurants DealReader 2H 2018

The restaurant industry experienced a more encouraging end to 2018, highlighted by seven months of consecutive same store sales growth from June through December, compared to 2017, which posted positive same-store sales […]

Food & Beverage DealReader Q3 2018

Q3 2018 showed significant, unusually high activity involving corporate carveouts.

Change is on the Menu for Restaurants

The Restaurants industry is evolving as fast as it ever has, with globalization, changing consumer preferences and technology increasingly impacting concepts across the dining spectrum: from QSR to fine dining.  Restaurants are […]

The Millennial Impact on Consumer Investment

It’s not a millennial moment, it’s a movement. While the millennial generation is blamed for everything from lower birth rates to declining mayonnaise sales, one thing is clear: they are a major […]

Investment in the Consumer Sector

The Changing Dynamics of Retail

Changing Consumer Preferences

Meet our Senior Team


Restaurants DealReader 2H 2018

The restaurant industry experienced a more encouraging end to 2018, highlighted by seven months of consecutive same store sales growth from June through December, compared to 2017, which posted positive same-store sales […]

2018 Record Results

We are pleased to share with you a snapshot of our 2018 results, which reflect another record year at Lincoln International. While the numbers are one indicator of our continued growth, we […]

Food & Beverage DealReader Q3 2018

Q3 2018 showed significant, unusually high activity involving corporate carveouts.

Change is on the Menu for Restaurants

The Restaurants industry is evolving as fast as it ever has, with globalization, changing consumer preferences and technology increasingly impacting concepts across the dining spectrum: from QSR to fine dining.  Restaurants are […]