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

How COVID-19 Could Change Consumer Spending Behavior, Even in a Post-Pandemic World

As people stock chest freezers with frozen meals and stores and restaurants temporality shutter their doors, COVID-19 has undoubtedly created significant disruption within consumer purchasing in the restaurant, retail and CPG sectors […]

Restaurant Investors Are Expected to Remain Active in 2020

Buyers Are Sitting on Capital That Needs to be Deployed While middle-market restaurant brands once aggressively pursued IPO’s as the liquidity event of choice, today private equity and family offices have become […]

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 Retail is Performing Amidst Constant Change

Lincoln Managing Directors discuss brick & mortar retail approaches with the integration of technology. Click the banner above to watch the video.

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