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.

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