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 15 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, LED solutions providers 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.
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the successful refinancing for Engineered Controls International
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the sale of Environmental Lights to Pfingsten Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the sale of the leading provider of specification-grade luminaires, The Luminaries Group, to Acuity Brands, Inc.
Lincoln is pleased to announce that it has represented Platinum Equity in the sale of Enbi to Watermill Group
Lincoln International advises Arlington Capital Partners on the sale of United Flexible Group to Smiths Group plc
Sensata Technologies has completed the sale of its valves business to Pacific Industrial Co.
Lincoln International represents New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. in the sale of Work Area Protection Corp. to Hill & Smith Holdings PLC
Lincoln International represents Saw Mill Capital LLC in the sale of NetShape Technologies, LLC to Metal Powder Products, LLC
Perspectives by Ben Farris
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. For private […]
Producing Value for a Growing M&A Market
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 Market – […]
Meet our Senior Team
Building long-term relationships is key for me personally – I want to be the advisor of trust for my clients.
Managing Director | CEO GermanyFrankfurt
The ability to position clients so they can realize value and achieve their goals is what inspires me.
Managing Director | Head of Investment Banking, UK & NordicsLondon