Lincoln International Appoints Federico G.M. Mennella as Managing Director to Lead New York Office Growth

Seasoned investment banking professional to leverage New York relationships, experience

Lincoln International, a leading mid-market investment bank (www.lincolninternational.com) with offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, New York and Paris, today announced the appointment of Federico G.M. Mennella, CFA, to the position of managing director. Mr. Mennella is leading the growth of the firm’s New York office and expanding Lincoln International’s presence within the New York financial community.

Mr. Mennella, 47, has more than 20 years of experience with international investment banks in providing domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition advisory services. His clients range from large multinational corporations, to leading private equity firms and companies across various industries.

“Federico’s extensive experience in directly providing merger and acquisition advisory services, while also establishing highly successful New York-based and European practices for major investment banks, enables him to provide valuable insights to our clients.” said Rob Barr, managing director and president-North America. “Federico brings a passion for excellence, ingenuity, intensity, initiative and an international perspective to every transaction. We are excited to have him leading the effort to expand Lincoln International’s presence in New York.”

Prior to joining Lincoln International, Mr. Mennella served as a managing director with Peter J. Solomon Company, where he completed a number of transactions for a variety of consumer and industrial businesses with special focus on cross-border situations. Before that, Mr. Mennella was a managing director and co-head of JPMorgan Chase’s Global Food, Beverage and Consumer Products M&A business, in addition to leading Chase’s Global Industrial and Chemical M&A advisory activities. In this role, Mr. Mennella helped transform Chase’s newly-established M&A department into a leading global M&A unit.

Throughout his career, Mr. Mennella has successfully contributed to the establishment and growth of various investment banking operations, such as the U.S. M&A department of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and the cross-border and German businesses of Lazard Frères & Co. Mr. Mennella has also worked at other well-known investment banking and consulting firms, including McKinsey & Co., Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. and Arthur Andersen & Co.

Mr. Mennella received an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BA cum laude from Yale University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

About Lincoln International

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, 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.