2023 Global Results

  • #1
    globally for all private equity exits for the second year in a row*

    Highlights and statistics appear below

Lincoln International remains committed to delivering real connection and true perspective to our clients around the world. Through a keen focus on agility, designing strategic solutions and collaborating as a tightly integrated global team, we helped our clients successfully navigate challenging markets to realize their business objectives.

Our collective efforts resulted in more than 300 closed transactions across Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Advisory, Private Funds Advisory and Valuations & Opinions. Nearly 50% of M&A deals advised were cross-border – bolstered by dealmaking in Europe. These numbers reinforce the criticality of a strong, global platform with connected and collaborative professionals and continued investor enthusiasm for realizing strategic growth beyond their own geography.

While we optimistically welcome a new year and anticipated return to dealmaking levels, we are particularly proud of the following 2023 achievements:

  • Record performance and growth of our global Valuations & Opinions Group, which achieved a 20% increase in portfolio valuations performed, 28% increase in transaction opinions delivered, 50% increase in complex financial instrument valuations performed and recurring recognition by clients and media around the world for its proprietary data and insights about the private capital markets.

  • Record performance of our global Capital Advisory Group by providing creative and alternative financing solutions to clients in order to secure capital for investments, staving off defaults, restructuring businesses and navigating distressed situations and bankruptcies, and developing structured capital solutions.

  • Record performance of our Private Funds Advisory Group completing GP-led transactions and primary capital fundraises during their first full year on the Lincoln platform.

These successes and countless others are thanks to the hard work of our global team of 950+ professionals and the trust clients like you place in us as advisors. We look forward to a bright year ahead and continued leadership in the private capital markets.

*Source: Mergermarket; represents all sell-side private equity exits announced globally in 2023

global sell-side advisor to private equity*
portfolio valuations performed annually
transaction opinions and board advisory engagements
cross-border M&A transactions
capital advisory transactions completed in past three years
quotes and insights published by top tier media, reinforcing Lincoln's expertise in the private capital markets

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