Lincoln International Continues to Ascend M&A League Tables

Mergermarket ranks Lincoln International as tied for the #1 financial advisor globally for private equity exits in the first half of 2019

Lincoln’s rise in M&A rankings reflects strength and momentum of business

Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Mergermarket, a leading provider of forward-looking intelligence, real-time business news, analysis and data on M&A, has released its 1H 2019 results, which demonstrate Lincoln’s growth and the positive momentum of its transaction advisory business. Over the first half of 2019, Lincoln advised on 78 transactions globally.

Per Mergermarket’s 1H 2019 report, Lincoln markedly increased its position across each of its core M&A advisory platforms and regions. Notably, by deal count (buy and sell) on deals of any size and including all advisors (accounting firms and other networks of independent business marketing under a common brand), Lincoln ranked:

  • #16 globally, up from #19 at this point last year
  • #14 in Europe (up from #15)
  • #13 in U.S. (up from #19)
  • #4 in global private equity buyouts and exits (up from #7)

Per Mergermarket data for the 1H 2019, for assignments representing the seller on mid-market transactions (enterprise values of less than $1 billion or undisclosed values), and eliminating accounting firms and networks of independent businesses, Lincoln ranked:

  • #5 in U.S., up from tied for #10 at this point last year
  • #3 in Europe, (down from #2)
  • #2 globally (up from tied for #3)
  • #1 tied in global private equity exits (up from #3)

Jim Lawson, Lincoln’s Chairman and Global Co-CEO, commented, “Lincoln’s strong position and continued rise in Mergermarket’s rankings are a direct reflection of the focus and investments we have made in our people, culture and platform. We are on track for record revenues in each of our business segments.”

Mr. Lawson continued, “I commend our team of 500 professionals across 15 countries for their tireless efforts and the exceptional results they continuously achieve for our clients.”


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