I take a long-term approach to building relationships and understanding clients' businesses in order to provide timely and relevant advice.
As co-head of Lincoln’s Consumer Group, Alex leads the firm’s efforts in providing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services to clients in that industry. For nearly 25 years, Alex has helped both public and private companies identify relevant acquisitions and divestitures in alignment with their strategic objectives. He has advised companies in raising equity and debt capital and has advised on the formation of new cross-border joint ventures. The majority of his assignments have been cross-border transactions.
Alex has a keen understanding of the broader consumer industry and its dynamics driven by demographics and innovation. Through a highly-efficient M&A process, Alex helps consumer clients fuel growth by partnering with organizations that can add greater distribution reach, global sourcing and supply chain networks.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Alex was a partner at EY, where he focused on building a London-based consumer M&A team. Previously, he was a managing director in the global consumer and retail M&A team at Rothschild & Co. Alex also worked with Lehman Brothers and PwC.
Alex earned a Master of Arts (with honors) from Oxford University. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Recent Transactions in Consumer
Lincoln International advised Green Mobility Holding, a portfolio company of Rivean Capital and Deutsche Private Equity, on the acquisition of o2o Bicycle Leasing
Lincoln International advised Verdane on its agreement to sell Spares Europe to Clas Ohlson
Lincoln International advised Bluegem Capital Partners on its sale of The Private Clinic to The Quadrivio Group
Lincoln International advised Galileo Lebensmittel Group on its sale to Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG
Perspectives featuring Alex Masters
How Consumer Products & Services Companies Are Viewing M&A Outlook for 2023
In today’s dealmaking environment, uncertainty and caution reign supreme. Consumer confidence has seen declines as high inflation and recession fears dominate. At the same time, investors continue to look for… Read More
Plant-based Alternatives are Poised for Growth
Lincoln International was pleased to host the Plant-based Potential: The Rapid Rise of Alternative Foods and Growth Opportunities Ahead panel at the Food & Drink Expo in Birmingham, UK. During… Read More
UK Hospitality: Unlocking Hidden Value
The hospitality industry has experienced several challenges over the last few years, which at times has led to valuation concerns amongst investors. However, an opportunity presents for businesses to attract… Read More
The Hidden Gem in European Pet Food: European Investors Spot New Opportunity in Raw & Gently Cooked Pet Food
European investors are capitalizing on the fastest growing segment of the European pet food category, powered by pet owners’ ongoing desire for higher quality and natural food options for their… Read More
News & Media featuring Alex Masters
PETS International | Investment Spike in the Fresh Dog Food Category
Originally posted by PETS International on April 26, 2023. The natural / minimally processed pet food industry is attracting great investor interest, and the market is growing at a rapid… Read More
Mergermarket | European Consumer Trendspotter: Consumer Rainmakers Look Past Challenging 2022 with ‘Quiet Optimism’ for New Year
Originally published by Mergermarket on January 12, 2023. Alex Masters, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Consumer Group, offers a perspective on market trends in the consumer industry. View the original article.
Just Food | Gloomy Clouds to Hang Over Food Industry M&A in 2023
Originally published by JustFood on December 20, 2022 Alex Masters, Managing Director and Tom Cunningham, Director in Lincoln International’s Consumer group share insights on M&A trends in consumer sector for the… Read More
Just Food | Humanization in Pet Food Bounds Along Amid Premium-Led Growth
Originally published by JustFood on December 6, 2022 Alex Masters, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Consumer Group, shares current growth drivers he is seeing in the pet food sector and expectations… Read More
Meet our Senior Team in Mergers & Acquisitions and Consumer
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