Bradley Akason

Managing Director
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Consumer +1 (312) 580-8351
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.

Perspectives by Bradley Akason

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.

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.

The Millennial Impact on Consumer Investment

It’s not a millennial moment, it’s a movement. While the millennial generation is blamed for everything from lower birth rates to declining mayonnaise sales, one thing is clear: they are a major […]

Investment in the Consumer Sector

Lincoln Managing Directors discuss enthusiasm for M&A in the consumer sector and how rapid change is acting as a catalyst for investment and innovation.

Meet our Senior Team in Consumer