My mission for every client is to connect personally, build trust and best position their company in order to find and negotiate the best deal for them.
David co-leads Lincoln’s Consumer, Food and Retail Group, advising clients on transactions involving strategic acquirers, control investments from private equity firms and growth equity capital.
David’s more than 25 years of experience extends across the consumer industry and ranges from transformational growth brands to leading private label companies. With insight and competence, David helps his clients navigate industry changes. He has successfully represented leading consumer-focused, private equity investors and partnered with founders of high growth private companies. David and his team have a broad track record advising companies and brands in all product categories. He has advised on a number of cross-border transactions involving Chinese and other foreign strategic acquirers.
Prior to joining Lincoln, David worked as an investment banker in structured finance. He was Vice President of Corporate Development for LINC Capital and Vice President at First Chicago. He began his career as a certified public accountant for KPMG.
David earned a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University.
Lincoln International represents Coats Group plc in the sale of its North America crafts business to Spinrite, a portfolio company of Comvest Partners
Lincoln International represents Bantam Bagels, LLC in its sale to Lancaster Colony Corporation
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Walker Edison Furniture Company, LLC, owned by founders, Brad Bonham and Matt Davis, and Caltius Structured Capital, has been sold to J.W. Childs Associates, L.P.
Lincoln International represents VMG Partners and Shareholders in the sale of Kernel Season’s to Highlander Partners
Lincoln International represents The Escape Game in its sale of a majority stake to North Castle Partners
Lincoln International represents Kohler Company in the sale of Baker, McGuire and Baker | Milling Road to Samson Holdings, Ltd.
Lincoln International represents Wedbush Capital Partners and Management in the sale of Passport Food Group to Swander Pace Capital
Perspectives by David Houser
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.
The Changing Dynamics of Retail
Lincoln Managing Directors discuss the evolution of retail and how companies are integrating technology and unique experiences to remain relevant and importantly – competitive.