It is incredibly rewarding to help clients find not only the capital, but also the right partner, to accelerate their future growth.
As a Managing Director in the Consumer Group, Aaron provides investment banking and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services to food and beverage companies. He has more than 15 years of investment banking experience and has completed transactions for leading private equity firms, public companies and privately held businesses. Aaron has led transactions for many respected food and beverage clients and maintains active relationships with a wide network of food and beverage entrepreneurs, investors and large consumer packaged goods companies.
During his career, Aaron has advised on a range of transactions including domestic and cross-border M&A, hostile defense engagements, leveraged buyouts, equity and debt financings and debt restructurings. Aaron is passionate about helping companies articulate their differentiated attributes and future growth potential to achieve exceptional transaction outcomes.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Aaron was a Director at UBS Investment Bank, where he advised on M&A and capital-raising transactions representing in excess of $12 billion.
Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science (with high honors) from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois.
Lincoln International advised Palladium Equity Partners on the sale of GoodWest Industries to Sunny Sky Products, a portfolio company of The Jordan Company
Lincoln International advised Dea Capital Alternative Funds on the sale of Gelato d'Italia to Davidson Kempner Capital Management and Afendis Capital Management
Lincoln International has advised Klosterman Baking Company on its sale to an affiliate of New Water Capital
Lincoln International advised Juggernaut Capital Partners on the sale of Dapple Baby to Eleeo Brands
Lincoln International advised Woodland Foods on securing a majority investment from Graham Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Mission Consumer Capital, an owner of leading middle market businesses, has sold Local Hive Honey™ to Falfurrias Capital Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised Sauer Brands, a portfolio company of Falfurrias Capital Partners, on its acquisition of Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Wheat Parent, Inc. (Wheat Montana), a portfolio company of River Associates Investments, has been acquired by Tilia Holdings, LLC
Perspectives featuring Aaron Goldstein
Promising M&A Outlook for Frozen Food Companies
Frozen foods have seen notable growth since 2019 as a result of shifting consumer behavior. Strong sales have enabled more efficiencies at scale, but some companies also face capacity constraints… Read More
Investing in U.S. Food Remains Competitive
Financial and strategic investors often mention the competition to acquire a food company. Investors frequently ask Lincoln International for ideas and perspectives on approaching the food mergers and acquisitions (M&A)… Read More
As COVID-19 Impacts Consumer Behavior, Investors Remain Hungry for Food & Beverage Acquisitions
As COVID-19 spreads throughout the globe, food & beverage consumption at home has increased significantly. Rising demand has caught the attention of private equity investors with capital ready to deploy… Read More
King & Spalding Food & Beverage Webinar | Key Issues in 2020
Aaron Goldstein, Lincoln International Managing Director, joined King & Spalding and a panel of other food & beverage experts to discuss what to expect in the sector in 2020. Complete… Read More
News & Media featuring Aaron Goldstein
InspiredInsider Interview | Food & Beverage Brands
Aaron Goldstein shares his perspectives on the attributes of highly valued food & beverage brands in this InspiredInsider interview at the Sweets & Snacks Expo. Topics discussed include brand authenticity,… Read More
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