I am passionate about partnering with clients to help them achieve their professional and financial goals, while building long-standing relationships along the way.
Brad leads the firm’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services to clients in the distribution sector. He has significant experience in sell-side and buy-side transactions, recapitalizations and valuations. He has completed numerous transactions with leading private equity groups, privately held businesses and publicly traded companies. Brad has advised North American and European clients on mid-market transactions which include cross-border sellers and buyers.
Brad has completed transactions with distribution companies across various end markets, including automotive, building products, industrials, chemicals, consumer, electronics and food, among others. As distribution companies continue to invest in their capabilities and competitive advantages, Brad helps private equity firms and corporates capitalize on the unique investment opportunities associated with this attractive business model.
Brad has spent his entire career at Lincoln. After joining as an Analyst, Brad worked in the firm’s Frankfurt, Germany office, where he provided advisory services to European clients.
Brad earned a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science (with honors) from the University of Illinois.
Lincoln International advised The Packaging Wholesalers on its sale to BOX Partners, a portfolio company of Charlersbank Capital Partners
Lincoln International advised Summit Park on the sale of Tennessee Industrial Electronics to Diploma PLC
Lincoln International advised Saw Mill Capital on the sale of Meteor Education to Bain Capital Double Impact
Lincoln International advised Genuine Cable Group, a portfolio company of Audax Group, on its acquisition of Paige Electric
Lincoln International advised Foresight on the sale of TFC Europe to AFC Industries, a portfolio company of Bertram Capital
Lincoln International has advised Tenex Capital Management on the sale of Auveco to GHK Capital Partners
Lincoln International advised Transom Capital Group on the sale of SemiTorr Group to FloWorks, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Lincoln International has advised Dunes Point Capital, LP on the sale of Professional Plumbing Group to Marcone, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital
Perspectives featuring Brad Keyworth
Lincoln’s Latest video series features experts from across industries, services and geographies, sharing perspectives on current trends, recent observations and future outlooks.
U.S. Distribution M&A Continues in an Evolving Market
Macroeconomic uncertainty, particularly the combination of widespread price inflation (and the Federal Reserve’s response to it) and expectations for a downturn in 2023, have eroded investor confidence since mid-2022, driving… Read More
Global Supply Chain Volatility: 2022 Outlook
Amidst historic production disruption, shortages and low levels of inventory, manufacturers, distributors and retailers have been adapting business strategy real-time in response to continued volatility. There has been a rising… Read More
In Manufacturing and Distribution, “Recession Resilience” Is No Longer Enough
For years, potential buyers asked management teams how their companies weathered in the Great Recession. The present pandemic will be the next test of company resilience and value. Until recently,… Read More
News & Media featuring Brad Keyworth
Pitchbook | Q&A: Identifying the Non-Cyclical Sectors Most Resistant to a Potential Recession
Original post from Pitchbook on December 5, 2019 here. … Read More