Lincoln International Announces Managing Director Promotions

Lincoln International, a global investment banking advisory firm, is pleased to announce its 2018 promotions to the Managing Director level.

The promotions of Aude Doyen (London), Rommel Franco (Madrid), Roger Knight (New York) and Gaurang Shastri (Chicago) to Managing Director are indicative of both the global growth of the firm as well as the increasing depth of Lincoln’s sector and product and expertise and strength.

“The promotions of our esteemed colleagues to the role of Lincoln International Managing Director is a celebratory point to conclude another successful year at Lincoln,” said Jim Lawson, Chairman and Global Co-CEO of Lincoln International. “Each individual brings significant value to their clients and the firm – lending their unique perspective to engagements that result in meaningful outcomes and importantly, demonstrating leadership that bolsters our greatest asset – our culture.”

The promoted individuals, in alphabetical order, are:

Aude Doyen | London, UK

Aude advises UK and international financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on acquisition and growth financings, refinancings, and covenant amendments. Prior to joining Lincoln as an Associate in 2011, Aude worked at DC Advisory Partners (formerly Close Brothers Corporate Finance), assisting clients with debt advisory and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Rommel Franco | Madrid, Spain

Rommel works closely with private companies, multinationals and private equity firms to achieve optimal outcomes related to debt funding or mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and has significant energy and clean tech sector expertise. Prior to joining Lincoln as Vice President in 2011, Rommel was a corporate finance manager at KPMG.

Roger Knight | New York, New York

Roger delivers deep domain expertise on enterprise software and technology infrastructure transactions that provide his clients with growth capital, liquidity and strategic partners to further enhance their business, products and market opportunity. Prior to joining Lincoln as a Director in 2018, Roger was a Director with KBCM Technology Group (formerly Pacific Crest Securities).

Gaurang Shastri | Chicago, Illinois

Since joining Lincoln in 2004, Gaurang has gained significant M&A advisory expertise, executing sell-side and buy-side transactions for leading private equity groups, privately held businesses and publicly traded companies. Gaurang leads Lincoln International’s North American Logistics & Transportation Group. Previously, Gaurang worked at Citigroup and as Head of Corporate Development for Clover Technologies Group.


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