Lincoln International strengthens global education sector expertise with addition of Zack Shah

Lincoln International today announced that Zack Shah has joined the firm as a Managing Director to deliver investment banking advisory services to education services clients. He joins the firm’s global effort in building a leading education and training practice with professionals in the US, Europe and Asia. Zack will focus on origination and execution of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and capital raise transactions from Lincoln’s Chicago office.

“I am truly excited to join Lincoln and help accelerate the firm’s focus on education,” said Zack. “Rapid change like technology, delivery methods, curriculum innovations, funding and globalization create new dynamics for companies operating in the sector. The strong M&A activity is likely to continue and opens up great opportunities to connect clients with creative and tailored solutions that truly optimize and guide them towards successful futures.”

“Zack’s deep experience working at a global education company, his training in education policy and his advisory work on M&A engagements gives him a unique perspective to provide innovative, strategic advice to education sector clients,” stated Rob Brown, North American Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln International. “His joining further strengthens Lincoln’s offering and ability to bring important perspective to leading education companies and education-focused private equity firm clients.”

Most recently, Zack was Head of Corporate Development and Mergers & Acquisitions at Adtalem Global Education. Prior to Adtalem, Zack was a Managing Director at Lazard where he focused exclusively on the education sector. Zack’s professional history also includes roles as a Director at BMO Capital Markets, and a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (f/k/a Banc of America Securities). He started his investment banking career at Wells Fargo (f/k/a Wachovia Securities).

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