Barry Freeman

Barry Freeman

Managing Director
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Healthcare +1 (312) 506-2775
I am a fierce, tireless advocate for my clients in securing world-class outcomes on their transactions.

Barry co-leads Lincoln’s U.S. healthcare industry team and provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services for healthcare payor, provider and healthcare IT companies. With 25 years of experience in both investment banking and principal investing, Barry has been an advisor to boards, shareholder groups and management teams in executing a range of strategic alternatives, including divestitures, acquisitions, recapitalizations, joint ventures, refinancings and restructurings. Barry has broad healthcare services transaction experience, both domestically and cross-border. His clients have included closely held entities, private equity owned enterprises and publicly traded corporations.

As the industry goes through a metamorphosis driven by regulatory changes, technological advances and demographic shifts, Barry helps business owners unlock shareholder value by properly positioning their businesses in the context of these changes and articulating a unique value proposition to global strategic and private equity buyers.

Barry is a frequent guest lecturer at conferences and many of the nation’s top universities on the subjects of healthcare, M&A and private equity.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Barry led the healthcare investing activities of a mid-market private equity fund where he sat on the board of a post-acute care company, a DME/patient care business. He also advised a tech-enabled, managed care services portfolio company and a medical waste management holding. Previously, he was a partner with Lazard Middle Market, where he led both its healthcare services group and its Chicago office. Barry began his career with Arthur Andersen where he was a certified public accountant.

Barry earned a Master of Business Administration (with honors) from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Perspectives featuring Barry Freeman

The Corner Series Podcast | Investor Interest: What’s Happening in Home Healthcare?

Barry Freeman, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Healthcare Group, joins Geoff Cockrell, host of the The Corner Series podcast, to discuss trends and investing opportunities in home health, hospice and palliative… Read More

M&A Activity Remains Strong for Companies Supporting Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits

Employer-sponsored, self-funded medical plans have grown in popularity since the implementation of ERISA in the 1970s and now cover nearly two-thirds of all employees and one-third of all Americans. Medical… Read More

Whitepaper: 2021 Outlook for Value-Based Care and the Self-Insured Employer Marketplace

Numerous efforts to transition the U.S. healthcare system to a value-based care construct have been attempted during the past couple decades, including top-down initiatives such as accountable care organizations, with… Read More

Driving the Deal Podcast | Analyzing Shifts in Healthcare Private Equity Trends

Barry Freeman, Managing Director and Co-head of Healthcare at Lincoln International joins McDermott Partner Krist Werling in a recent episode of the Collaborative Transformation: Driving the Deal series to speak… Read More

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News & Media featuring Barry Freeman

MergerMarket | Private Homecare Giants Taking Stock Of Going Public

Originally published by Mergermarket in March 2021. Managing Director in Lincoln’s Healthcare Group, Barry Freeman, provides insights on home health mergers and acquisitions. Click here to view the full article… Read More

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