I am committed to putting my clients above all by delivering strategic and innovative solutions that are tailored to meet each client’s unique objectives.
As a member of the Global Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group, Don provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and capital raising advisory services to private equity investors, public and private company owners, founders and management teams within the cyber security and risk and compliance sectors.
With over 20 years of experience, Don has developed strong relationships with leaders and investors within the industry. His connections and expertise bolster Lincoln’s position as the global ‘go-to’ advisor for security, risk and compliance solutions providers. He is dedicated to pairing the best and brightest industry leaders with strategic and financial partners that will most effectively position an acceleration of solutions to cyber threats.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Don led JMP Securities’ cybersecurity and risk investment banking practice for five years as a Managing Director. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Signal Hill and its predecessor Updata Capital, where he led M&A and private financing for cybersecurity and risk clients. Don began his banking career at Merrill Lynch & Co.
Don holds a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.
Recent Transactions in Technology, Media & Telecom
Lincoln International has advised Turn/River Capital on its agreement to acquire and take private Tufin
Lincoln International has advised NextStage AM for strategic investment in Mathematic
Lincoln International has advised founders and private shareholders on the sale of Nispera to Fluence
Lincoln International has advised Perforce Software, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners and Clearlake Capital, on its agreement to acquire Puppet
Lincoln International has advised Trill Impact on raising financing for the acquisition of a majority stake in karriere tutor
Lincoln International has advised Ananki on its sale to Intel Corporation
Lincoln International has advised Verdane on raising financing for the acquisition of global marketing technology leader Papirfly Group
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