Lincoln International Promotes Dirk Langenbach to Managing Director

Lincoln International, a leading mid-market M&A advisor/investment bank with offices in Frankfurt, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Paris announced today that Dirk Langenbach has been promoted to Managing Director, effective 2007-2-1.

Langenbach, 37, has been with Lincoln International (formerly Peters Associates AG) since spring 2001, when he joined as Senior Vice President. Dirk Langenbach is a member of the firm’s Consumer Goods/Retail team, as well as the Packaging team, and heads the firm’s food ingredients efforts. He actively leads project execution teams on a day-to day basis and provides financial advice to clients, which include private equity funds, large corporations and mid-market and privately held companies.

We are proud to welcome Dirk into our partnership as a Managing Director, said Hans Peter Peters, Co-chairman of Lincoln International Group. Dr. Michael Drill, CEO and Managing Director of Lincoln International AG, adds, Dirk’s leadership in successfully and consistently completing deals for his clients makes him an outstanding investment banker. We are confident his transaction expertise and marketing skills will be an important part of Lincoln International’s continued growth.

His extensive experience and expertise in the fields of building & construction, chemicals, consumer goods/retail, engineering, food ingredients, packaging and transportation/logistics has helped guide numerous clients through significant company changes and milestones. Well-versed in financial matters and trends related to the before-mentioned industries, he is experienced in leveraged buy-outs, public take-overs, mergers and capital markets deals, which he was involved in as the global coordinator of UBS (his former employer) for the stock exchange listing of Deutsche Post.

Dirk Langenbach completed a bank apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in Münster, obtained an economics intermediate diploma at the University of Münster and was awarded a triple degree (Diplom-Kaufmann, Diplôme Grande Ecole, European Masters) at the EAP European School of Management (ESCP-EAP). Prior to Lincoln International, he was an Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank and worked in Frankfurt, London, New York and Zurich. In addition to German as his native tongue, he also speaks English, French and Spanish.

About Lincoln International

Lincoln International Group (Lincoln International) specializes in merger and acquisition services and private capital raising for leading organizations involved in mid-market transactions. With offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, New York, and Paris, and strategic partnerships with China Everbright and other partner firms in Asia, 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.