John Herrmann joins Lincoln International LLC as Vice Chairman

Lincoln International, a leading mid-market investment bank, has announced that John Herrmann has joined as Vice Chairman of the firm’s North American operations today. Mr. Herrmann will be based in Lincoln International’s fast growing New York office.

Mr. Herrmann has more than 40 years of experience in investment banking; most recently having served as a Managing Director in the M&A practice for JP Morgan Securities Inc. since 2000. John brings to Lincoln International the valuable experience of having started and led his own international M&A boutique, The Bridgeford Group, which merged with the Beacon Group in 1997 and then with JP Morgan in 2000. Prior to founding The Bridgeford Group, John was a co-founder of and served as Senior Managing Director in the Merger and Acquisition department of Lehman Brothers.

“Lincoln International is very fortunate to have an M&A banker of John Herrmann’s stature and experience joining us. John brings his own client relationships, a broad strategic perspective and deep M&A experience to our current and prospective client base,” said Jim Lawson, Co-Chairman of Lincoln International Group.

As Vice Chairman of Lincoln International’s North American operations, Herrmann will be actively involved in transactions while also playing a leading role in growing the firm.

“As we continue to grow Lincoln International, John’s management experience, including the hiring and mentoring of investment banking professionals, is invaluable.” said Rob Barr, Managing Director and President – North America. “In particular, we are focused on increasing our presence on the East Coast, and John’s extensive contacts in the New York market will accelerate our growth.”

Mr. Herrmann is currently a Director of National Public Radio and the President of its Foundation. He also serves as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services and a trustee of a number of other not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Herrmann received a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

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, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Vienna, 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