Lincoln International Announces Promotions to Drive Ongoing Organizational & Client Success

Lincoln International, a global investment banking advisory firm, today announced the appointment of several firm leaders into executive management and client advisory roles. The firm has promoted Mary Weber to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, as well as Nick Baldwin and Charles de Fels to Managing Directors.

“We are so pleased to recognize our colleagues who are elevating into broader leadership roles within the firm and on behalf of clients,” stated Rob Brown, Chief Executive Officer. “Throughout their respective tenures, these individuals have demonstrated the excellence, strategic thinking, solutions orientation and tenacity that have been hallmarks of the firm’s ongoing success.

Nick and Charles’ respective expertise and approach to client partnership has strengthened not only the reputations of their groups and geographies, but the firm overall – reinforcing in the market that the quality of thinking and advisory services at the firm is second to none. Under Mary’s leadership, our organization will continue to demonstrate operational excellence and invest in ways that ensure we are competitively advantaged – employing the best people on the best platform in the private capital markets.”

About Lincoln’s Promoted Professionals

Mary Weber, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Talent Officer | Chicago

As Chief Operating Officer, Mary Weber will drive change management initiatives, collaborating closely with group leaders to ensure coordination, communication and consistency globally. In addition, Mary will continue in her role as Chief Talent Officer, overseeing the strategic planning and initiatives that help Lincoln attract, retain and engage high performers.

Mary joined Lincoln 15 years ago, beginning in a client-advisory capacity and later fully transitioning to a talent role focused on the firm’s people in 2015. She provides leadership on many of Lincoln’s key initiatives beyond the talent function, applying her experience as an investment banker and her keen judgment about effectiveness, efficiency and operations garnered during her tenure at the firm.

Nick Baldwin, Managing Director, Valuations & Opinions Group | London

Nick advises alternative investment fund managers in both Europe and North America in the valuation of illiquid investments. He specializes in estimating the fair value of a wide array of financial instruments including private loans, preferred equity, common equity and warrant positions. Nick has been with Lincoln for more than a decade, starting in the Chicago office, transferring to New York and then relocating to London to help launch our European Valuations & Opinions Group, which has grown to more than 15 members, supporting burgeoning demand for valuations across the continent.

Charles de Fels, Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions | Paris

Charles has 15 years of extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, specializing in the industrial market in France and globally, specifically in companies involved in aerospace and defense and industrial distribution. Through a hands-on, collaborative approach, he advises companies on cross-border M&A, corporate divestitures and leveraged buyouts.

Over the past few years, Lincoln’s Paris office has undergone significant expansion, culminating in a relocation to a larger office in 2022 to accommodate the sustained growth.


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