Aaron Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein

Managing Director
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Consumer +1 (312) 506-2721
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.

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

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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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