Chris Vierling

Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Industrials +1 (312) 506-1964
I am inspired by the rapid innovation within the industry and strive to provide a direct, honest, collaborative approach to providing solutions for my clients.

Chris advises clients in the industrials sector through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He has significant M&A advisory experience, working on numerous transactions for Fortune 500 companies, leading private equity firms and privately held businesses. Chris also has experience with equity and debt financings for both public and private companies.

Chris actively works with companies in the diversified industrials, automotive and automotive aftermarket business sectors. He brings a deep understanding of the automotive industry to his clients by actively monitoring sub-verticals and staying up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies. Through a collaborative approach, Chris helps clients seize M&A opportunities as a result of technology development that is creating new market entrants, and causing consolidation and repositioning of existing business models.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Chris worked in the investment banking division at Barclays, primarily covering the automotive, diversified industrials and industrial technology sectors. Previously, he worked for Ford Motor Company in corporate finance within the product development and manufacturing divisions.

Chris earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business.

Perspectives by Chris Vierling

Bright Road Ahead for Investors in the Automotive Aftermarket

As Americans keep close tabs on their budgets and have more time on their hands while at home, the thought of personally performing maintenance and repairs, such as changing a headlight, is […]

Consolidation in Automotive Services Set to Accelerate with COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the way people behave and how businesses operate. As part of those changes, society has also altered the way it moves. More specifically, in the post-COVID […]

Auto Parts E-commerce Continuing to Hit on All Cylinders

Merger and acquisition activity within the auto aftermarket continues to showcase robust growth driven by strong industry fundamentals. The U.S. light vehicles in operation and miles driven continue to increase across an […]

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