Brad Keyworth

Managing Director
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Business Services +1 (312) 506-2710
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.

Perspectives featuring Brad Keyworth

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Q&A: Identifying the Non-Cyclical Sectors Most Resistant to a Potential Recession

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