Dominic Rispoli

Senior Advisor
New York Mergers & Acquisitions Consumer +1 (212) 257-7755
I am inspired by the opportunity to partner with growing and innovative retail and consumer companies to address their objectives and develop trusted bonds beyond the transaction.

Dominic works closely with consumer and retail clients on the development and execution of monetization strategies, including full, majority or minority sales of their businesses, growth capital raises, as well as expansion initiatives through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He has significant experience leading transactions for private equity groups, private companies, large corporations and emerging growth brands.

Dominic has spent 25 years in the industry and has a breadth of insight into consumer business dynamics. He helps his clients capitalize on the robust M&A interest from strategic buyers and financial sponsors as retail and direct-to-consumer companies continue to expand their competencies and penetrate new verticals. He advises clients on their business models and strategic initiatives to ensure long-term stability in the face of the dramatic shift in consumer spending patterns. Dominic has worked with a variety of companies across the consumer sector, including all areas of retail, particularly direct-to-consumer and specialty retail, restaurants, apparel, footwear and leisure.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Dominic led the consumer and retail group at Canaccord Genuity. Previously, Dominic co-founded Catalyst Brands LLC, a retail and consumer products advisory firm. Before founding Catalyst, Dominic was Managing Director for Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. Dominic began his investment banking career with JP Morgan Chase.

Dominic earned a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.

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Capital Sources beyond Consumer Spending: Key Considerations for Retail to Thrive in a Challenged Environment

RETAIL TO CONTINUE TO BE IMPACTED IN A POST-COVID WORLD In several earlier COVID-19 articles, we addressed a number of topics including how retailers could address COVID-19’s impact on consumer… Read More

E-commerce and the Compression of Retail Disruption

In recent years, the consumer shopping experience was already experiencing rapid upheaval with e-commerce growing from 6.5% of total retail sales in 2014 to 11.0% in 2019(1); COVID-19 only accelerated… Read More

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… Read More

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CNBC Squawk Box Feature | Should Amazon Buy Macy’s?

View original post from CNBC on June 30, 2020 here. As brick-and-mortar shops maintain over 80% of retail sales, e-commerce platforms are exploring opportunities to take a slice of that revenue.… Read More

Barron’s | Dominic Rispoli Discusses Retail Sector

Dominic Rispoli, Lincoln Managing Director, discusses with Barron’s how the retail sector has been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly, the pandemic has underlined the power of Amazon, which… Read More

Restaurants Finance Monitor | Lincoln International Brings Global Emphasis to Restaurant Investment Banking

Consumer Group Director, Charles Walder, recently contributed his perspectives about Lincoln’s global connectedness for Restaurants Finance Monitor. He discusses the variety services Lincoln delivers in the restaurant sector including investment… Read More

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