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 is pleased to announce that Gourmet Foods has been sold to Gourmet Culinary Holdings, a portfolio company of AUA Private Equity Partners
Lincoln International has advised NCH Corporation in the sale of Hero Pet Brands to Manna Pro, a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
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
Perspectives by David Houser
Appetizing Investing in Unbranded Food Manufacturers
Published by Food Dive on October 16, 2019 The food industry is rich with investment opportunities, many of which are in unbranded food. Changes in consumer preferences are creating growth companies in […]
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.
Pulse on Current Consumer Market Conditions
A recent survey of approximately 120 consumer-focused investors provides perspective on current market conditions.