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.
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that BuildASign, LLC, a portfolio company of PWP Growth Equity, has been sold to Cimpress N.V.
Lincoln International represents Home Dynamix in the sale of the Company to Town & Country Living and H.I.G. Capital
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 Alleson Athletic in a sale to Badger Sportswear, a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors
Lincoln International represents Bento Sushi, North America’s second-largest sushi supplier, in a cross-border sale to Yo! Sushi, a portfolio company of Mayfair Equity Partners
Perspectives by Dominic Rispoli
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