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.
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Plews & Edelmann has sold its retail segment to Highline Aftermarket, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group
Lincoln is pleased to announce that Sverica Capital Management has agreed to sell Dexmet Corporation to PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG)
Lincoln is pleased to announce that Blue Sage Capital, an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm, has invested in All-State Industries
Lincoln is pleased to announce that Essentra plc (LON: ESNT) has sold its Pipe Protection Technologies business to National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV), a worldwide provider of equipment and components used in oil & gas drilling and production operations
Lincoln International represents Sun Capital Partners in the sale of Kraco Enterprises' air care assets to Niteo Products, LLC
Lincoln International represents Sun Capital Partners in the sale of Kraco Enterprises' accessories, floor mat and sun protection assets to Custom Accessories
Lincoln International represents Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in the sale of Futuris Group to Adient PLC
Lincoln International represents Ultrafabrics, LLC in its Sale to Daiichi Kasei Co., Ltd.
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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