Lincoln International Adds Senior Vice President to Support Growth in New York

Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, today announced the addition of Robert Crawford as senior vice president. Crawford is based in the firm’s New York office where he is charged with helping the firm cultivate and grow new and existing private equity relationships, as well as expand the reach and capability of the firm’s building products group.

“New York has the largest concentration of private equity firms, corporate headquarters, and financial institutions in North America.” said Federico Mennella, managing director and head of Lincoln International’s New York office. We are thrilled with our growth and success in this market and are pleased to add Robert to our rapidly expanding team.

Crawford, 37, brings more than 13 years of extensive merger and acquisition and entrepreneurial experience to Lincoln International. Prior to joining the firm, Crawford was a co-founder of a New York-based investment banking boutique focused on mergers and acquisitions. In prior roles, he also served as vice president in the Mergers & Strategic Advisory department at Goldman Sachs & Company, where he began his career as a financial analyst. Crawford brings broad knowledge of the mid-market, based on his experience providing merger and acquisition advisory services to clients while working for former mid-market investment banking firm Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. in Charlotte, N.C.

“Lincoln International’s global team consists of the best and brightest in the industry.” said Robert Barr, managing director and president, North America. Robert’s intuitive understanding of the mid-market, his demonstrated success in serving the unique needs of middle market companies, and his reputation as a trusted partner to the private equity industry, is a welcome addition to our firm.

Crawford graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian of Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1991, and earned his MBA from Harvard University in 1996.

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