I invest in personal relationships with my clients and bring energy, creativity, leadership, a little bit of humor and confidence to every interaction.
Brad co-leads Lincoln’s Consumer Group and has been instrumental in both the firm’s and the group’s growth globally. He has 40 years of client service experience. With a hands-on, results-oriented approach, Brad advises clients on mid-market mergers and acquisitions and growth equity transactions. His clients include leading private equity groups, private companies and large corporations.
Brad has extensive experience preparing and positioning companies to maximize value and create as many transaction alternatives as possible. He has completed dozens of consumer industry transactions, particularly in the food and beverage, consumer products and e-commerce segments.
Before joining Lincoln, Brad was a Managing Director at Andersen Corporate Finance, where he focused on building their global investment banking business and products industry team. Prior, Brad held numerous leadership positions within Coopers & Lybrand, including National Co-head of the valuations business and Head of the Midwest financial advisory services business in Chicago and Minneapolis.
Brad earned a Bachelor of Science from St. Cloud State University.
Lincoln International advised Alva-Amco Pharmacal on its sale to Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TSE:4967)
Lincoln International advised UAS Laboratories LLC, a portfolio company of Lakeview Equity Partners, LLC, on its sale to Chr. Hansen Holding A/S (CPSE:CHR)
Lincoln International advised Sauer Brands, a portfolio company of Falfurrias Capital Partners, in connection with its acquisition of Chicago Custom Foods
Lincoln is pleased to announce that it has represented Gorilla Commerce in its partnership with Trilantic North America
Lincoln is pleased to announce that Gourmet Foods has been sold to Gourmet Culinary Holdings, a portfolio company of AUA Private Equity Partners
Lincoln is pleased to announce that Avanti Products, a portfolio company of Gen Cap America, has been sold to The Legacy Companies
Lincoln is pleased to announce that West Chester Protective Gear has been sold to Protective Industrial Products, a portfolio company of Audax
Lincoln is pleased to announce that Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pelican Water Systems from Trivest Partners for $120 million
Lincoln International represents Bantam Bagels, LLC in its sale to Lancaster Colony Corporation
Lincoln International Represents Hobbico, Inc. in its Sale to Horizon Hobby, Estes Industries and Quantum Capital Partners
Lincoln International represents VMG Partners and Shareholders in the sale of Kernel Season’s to Highlander Partners
Perspectives featuring Bradley Akason
E-commerce and the Compression of Retail Disruption
In recent years, the consumer shopping experience was already experiencing rapid upheaval with e-commerce growing from 6.5% of total retail sales in 2014 to 11.0% in 2019(1); COVID-19 only accelerated… Read More
Awakening of the Healthcare Consumer
Since the beginning of the Information Age, there has been discussion around the importance, emergence, and empowerment of the health care consumer. This has been enabled and driven by rapid… Read More
Consumers in Control & the Role of Brands
Lincoln Managing Directors discuss the way consumers are in the driver’s seat as it relates to branded and non-branded food companies. Click the banner above to watch the video. … Read More
How Companies are Mastering the Internet Economy
Lincoln Managing Directors discuss the evolution of consumer behavior and what it means for the economy. Click the banner above to watch the video. Rob Brown: So why… Read More
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