MergerMarket Puts Lincoln at Top of Industrials Dealmaker List

Lincoln International Tops U.S. Industrials Advisors List from MergerMarket

Global industry insights, consistent outcomes, continued leadership

The Lincoln International Industrials team is experiencing strong deal activity in 2019. Lincoln’s leadership in the sector was reported by MergerMarket, ranking Lincoln as the number one U.S. financial advisor by volume in the Industrials sector through Q3 2019. Lincoln also tops the charts globally, ranking #1 industrials investment banking advisory firm in the world according to MergerMarket.

While certain themes were popular among strategic and financial investors this past year, global headwinds, such as trade uncertainty and the potential for an economic downturn, created challenges and impacted the level of investor interest in many subsectors. Despite adverse conditions, Lincoln successfully closed deals across all verticals because of the team’s Real Connections and True Perspective.

The Industrials team at Lincoln knows that each deal is unique. Acting as trusted advisors, the team used their industry insight and relationships to drive the right outcome for each client, regardless of the market conditions. Recent areas of investor interest include:

  • Aerospace & defense. One of the most active sectors now with considerable momentum across proprietary, build-to-print and other parts of the value chain
  • Automation and advanced manufacturing. Industry 4.0 remains in its early phases, but garners considerable attention and increasing investment
  • Industrial technology. Function-critical components and systems adding value well-beyond their cost
  • Packaging. Steadfast, stable growing niche leaders
PDT Ametek 2019

Aerospace & Defense

Janesville Jason Motus Atlas 2019

Automotive & Truck

Kohlberg Bemis Amcor Nelipak 2019


Ideal-Tridon, a portfolio company of Snow Phipps Group, has acquired ZSi-Foster from Pfingsten Partners


California Institute Of Technology Hydra Electric Company Loar Group 2019

Aerospace & Defense

Strength Capital Main Post Arch Jordan 2019


Marco Polo and Global Plastics have merged with ITOCHU to form MGI


Frontline Tooling Solutions, an Audax Private Equity portfolio company, has divested Techniks Tool Group to an affiliate of Z Capital Partners


Against a challenging backdrop in 2019, Lincoln was the number one investment banking advisory firm by volume globally with and successfully closed 29 deals in the U.S.—an average of 3 deals per month. The momentum will continue in 2020 despite increased levels of uncertainty. Keeping an eye on mounting global tensions, Lincoln enters the new decade with a level of tempered optimism that market and economic conditions will remain attractive and deal activity robust.

For more industry insights, connect with a member of the Global Industrials Group.


  • According to MergerMarket in the U.S.: “Lincoln International came first in volume, nudging past last year’s leader GS [Goldman Sachs], with 29 deals...”

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