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.
Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to The Chartis Group and its private equity investor, Riordan, Lewis & Haden
Lincoln’s Healthcare and TMT groups team to create outlier result for leading Healthcare IT platform
Lincoln completes sale of California’s largest pediatric home health provider continuing strong momentum as a leading advisor in the sector
Lincoln International represents Kremer Eye Center, a portfolio holding of Charlesbank Capital Partners, in a sale transaction to Omni Eye Services, a portfolio holding of New MainStream Capital
Lincoln International advised The Vistria Group, LLC on the refinancing of Aviation West Charters, Inc. (AngelMedFlight)
Lincoln International represents Evolve Capital in the sale of Mission Critical Electronics to Windjammer Capital Investors
Lincoln International represents Evergreen Pacific Partners in the sale of Vantage Mobility International, LLC to Nautic Partners, LLC
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