Lincoln International Grows Distribution Team, Establishes Presence in Richmond, Virginia

Lincoln International, a global investment banking advisory firm, is pleased to announce it has hired Ryan Mitchell as a Managing Director to lead the firm’s distribution efforts within the Business Services Group. He will be supported by a team of Directors, including Nicole Zenker and Basil Jones, both of whom joined in May, and Kevin Conroy, who has been with the firm for more than a decade.

Ryan and the new directors will be based in Richmond, Virginia, where Lincoln recently opened a growing office and expanded its U.S. footprint to the Mid-Atlantic region.

“We have known Ryan for many years and admired his reputation in the market as a highly valued and trusted advisor with deep expertise in distribution business models. We are very excited to welcome him to Lincoln and look forward to the impact he will have on the growth trajectory and culture of our firm,” Rob Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln International, said. “Lincoln continues to be a destination for top talent at all levels of the firm. Our strategy is rooted in a balance of internally cultivating key leaders and hiring proven professionals who share our values and commitment to growth while bringing new ideas and perspectives.”

The firm’s bolstered distribution team will provide M&A advisory services and partner with its Capital Advisory, Valuations and Opinions and Private Funds Advisory Groups to offer perspectives and expertise within the sector.

“Distribution is not just a growing sector; it’s at the heart of a transformative shift globally – where digital and innovative technologies are leading disruption,” added Saurin Mehta, Managing Director and co-head of Lincoln’s Business Services Group. “Ryan’s ability to navigate intricate transactions and maximize value for clients aligns with Lincoln’s goal of delivering true perspective that only comes from deep industry relationships and an integrated global team.”

Ryan has strong experience providing M&A advisory services to private equity firms, corporations and entrepreneurs in the distribution industry. Leveraging his deep industry expertise and recognizing the unique needs and aspirations of each client, Ryan develops solutions that drive positive outcomes and have a lasting impact.

“I am thrilled to join Lincoln’s world-class Business Services Group, which has a distinctly collaborative culture, offering the perfect base to provide top-tier service and outcomes to premier businesses throughout the distribution industry,” Ryan commented. “Our dedicated distribution team possesses a deep knowledge of the key attributes top-performing distributors utilize to drive value for their customers and shareholders.”


  • Ryan Mitchell joins the firm as a Managing Director to lead the expanded group


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