Dominic Rispoli

Managing Director
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.

Perspectives by Dominic Rispoli

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 spending, the […]

The Next Course for UK Chain Restaurants

During the month of August, Britons were encouraged to dine out through the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday participating restaurants offered a 50 percent discount, up […]

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. Lincoln International’s […]

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 the disruption […]

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