Christopher Petrossian

Managing Director
Los Angeles Mergers & Acquisitions Consumer | Industrials +1 (213) 283-3703
Through honest advice, passionate client service and hands-on execution, I strive to deliver outlier results for my clients.

Chris co-heads Lincoln’s Consumer Group in the U.S. and heads the Los Angeles office. In addition, he is on the firm’s Global Strategy Committee and a member of the Fairness Opinion Committee. He markets the firm’s services, manages key client relationships and actively leads all aspects of deal execution for owner-entrepreneurs, private equity firms and publicly traded corporations.

Chris has more than 20 years of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory experience across a variety of industries. His transaction experience includes sell-side and buy-side M&A, cross-border M&A, corporate carve-outs, fairness opinions as well as debt and equity capital raises. Chris supports clients through a deep understanding of their needs and the dynamics driving M&A and the capital markets. Chris has successfully closed more than 100 transactions totaling over $50 billion in value.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Chris held multiple senior-level roles at Lehman Brothers / Barclays Capital, including Head of the Western Region Middle Market Group, SVP in the Financial Sponsors Group and VP in M&A.

Chris holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Los Angeles, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.

Perspectives featuring Christopher Petrossian

The Fitness Investment Landscape

State of the Fitness Market: presented by L.E.K. Consulting Fitness Market Stabilization and Return to Growth Few industries were as negatively impacted by COVID-19 as the in-person fitness industry. Deemed… Read More

Thriving in Motion: Exploring the Latest Outdoor and Sports Industry Trends

As the dust settles from the pandemic-induced frenzy, the active outdoor and sports equipment industries now stand at a fascinating crossroads. What began as a surge in demand—a lifeline for… Read More

How Consumer Products & Services Companies Are Viewing M&A Outlook for 2023

In today’s dealmaking environment, uncertainty and caution reign supreme. Consumer confidence has seen declines as high inflation and recession fears dominate. At the same time, investors continue to look for… Read More

Differentiated Pet Food Brands Fetch High Multiples: Guidance for Sector Entrepreneurs

For investors, the recession resilient nature of the pet sector and its strong performance through multiple economic cycles has long been notable. Most recently, the pandemic solidified the sector’s resilience… Read More

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News & Media featuring Christopher Petrossian

Lincoln International Adds Tosh Dhanalal as Managing Director

Lincoln International, a leading global investment banking advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Tosh Dhanalal as a Managing Director in the firm’s Consumer Group in Los Angeles.… Read More

TransPerfect | Dynamics Driving Mergers and Acquisitions in the COVID Era

Originally published by TransPerfect on August 13, 2021.  The pandemic has really shaken things up, and the ripple effects continue to alter the business landscape. To understand how it’s affecting the… Read More

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