Ben Farris

Ben Farris

Managing Director
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Industrial Technology +1 (312) 506-2737
I thrive on creating markets for great businesses and helping secure outstanding outcomes for sellers and their management teams.

Ben provides advisory services on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to clients in the industrials sector. He has 20 years of M&A experience, focused on sell-side transactions for private equity groups, private companies and corporate clients. Through precise planning and aggressive execution, Ben provides balanced counsel and careful coordination of all stakeholders to deliver global buyer options and drive outlier results.

Ben specializes in industrial technology companies and manufacturers of niche engineered industrial components. He brings deep industry insight to his clients, helping them identify ways to maximize value well before a sale process.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Ben worked at Danaher Corporation and KeyBanc Capital Markets, executing M&A and capital raising transactions for industrial clients.

Ben earned a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University.

Perspectives featuring Ben Farris

Pandemic Solidifies Investor Interest in Safety Products Businesses

From face masks to upgraded air filtration systems, employers implemented processes and protocols to keep employees safe throughout COVID-19. While demand for safety products skyrocketed during the peak of the… Read More

Industrial Technology Leaders are Likely Buyers for First Wave of Post-Pandemic Industrials M&A

The COVID-19 pandemic has already brought significant changes to the deal-making landscape. While regular-way deal activity has ground to a halt, strategic Industrial Technology buyers largely remain “open” and accessible.… Read More

Industry 4.0

Producing Value for a Growing M&A Market Imagine that a production line can gather data, analyze it and predict and correct mishaps before they occur—saving a manufacturer from the downtime… Read More

Outlook for Industrials

Strong industrials company performance and deal activity will continue to drive success in 2019, despite some uncertainty around tariffs and ongoing trade negotiations. Here are the trends we’re watching. M&A… Read More

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