Lincoln International Opens Office in Madrid: Ramon Vecino, President & CEO, and Dr. Guido Siebiera, Managing Director, to Lead Office

MADRID, 27 FEBRUARY 2008–Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, today announced the opening of its Madrid office. This is the second new office opened by the firm this year, following its London office opening in January 2008.

With an investment banking staff of approximately 130 professionals, Lincoln International has established a strong presence in the key global economies, with offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Vienna and now Madrid.

Spain and Portugal represent one of the Europe’s most dynamic and growing economic regions. Lincoln International’s local presence will help to expand and strengthen the firm’s relationships with current and prospective clients in this important market.

The Madrid office initially comprising 11 professionals – will be led by Ramon Vecino and Dr. Guido Siebiera who recently joined the firm as President and Managing Director, respectively. Both are seasoned professionals and have been involved in M&A transactions and privatizations as well as business development within the Iberian financial and industrial communities for many years. Vecino previously spent 29 years in top positions within the industrial and financial services sectors, and Siebiera’s professional background includes 7 years spent with ThyssenKrupp as director for business development and 10 years as an M&A practitioner.

As we continue to expand, Spain and Portugal offer a multitude of opportunities for us in a wide range of industries, said Hans Peter Peters, Co-Chairman of Lincoln International. Our Madrid office provides us with a dedicated local team and will allow us to deepen our ties with Spanish and Portuguese private companies and public sector entities. Also, Ramon, Guido and the team will provide increased access to private equity firms from that region for our global sell-side business.

We are convinced that bringing the Lincoln International platform into Spain and Portugal will create huge opportunities. I am very impressed by the quality of the client relationships, execution skills and industry expertise that Lincoln International is able to offer, stated Ramon Vecino.

Jim Lawson, Co-Chairman of Lincoln International, said We are very excited about the addition of the Madrid office as part of our global expansion. I am convinced that it will be a great success.

For media inquiries, please contact:
In Spain and Portugal:
Ramon Vecino
+34 (91) 781 9460

Rest of Europe:
Ute Raab
+49 (69) 97 10 54 40

In North America:
Eileen Boyce
+1 (312) 222 9126

About Lincoln International

Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition services, private capital raising, and providing fairness opinions and valuations for leading organizations involved in mid-market transactions. With offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, New York, Madrid, 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 www.lincolninternational.com.