I’ve built my career around combining realistic, practical and hands-on advice that achieves the best possible results for clients.
Edward has more than 15 years of mergers and acquisitions experience counseling shareholders of successful business services companies on sale options and managing sale processes.
The blending of technology with traditional people-based businesses is a defining characteristic of how the business services market has changed over the last five years. Edward’s expertise in articulating how technology has helped businesses to scale and act as a competitive advantage, together with Lincoln’s global buyer access, has resulted in outstanding successes in the sale of these hybrid business models. His clients include corporate vendors, entrepreneurs and financial sponsors whose businesses serve both public and private sector customer bases in the U.K. and internationally.
Edward joined Lincoln from Cavendish Corporate Finance where he worked on 20 mid-market, sell-side transactions, predominantly for private vendors. Prior to Cavendish, Edward trained as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte and its predecessor, Arthur Andersen.
Edward earned a Master of Arts from the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Lincoln International has advised LGC on the sale of DDS to Alliance Pharma, a portfolio company of Ampersand and KKR
Lincoln International has advised Global Loan Agency Services on receiving strategic investment from Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Lincoln International has advised H2 Equity Partners on the sale of Cadogan Tate to TSG Consumer Partners
Lincoln International advised Five Arrows Growth Capital on its acquisition of KidsKonnect from BB Capital and Vortex Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised Prevalent AI on its sale of a minority stake to ISTARI, a cyber risk management company established by Temasek
Lincoln International is pleased to announce it has advised IK Investment Partners on its majority investment in Skill & You
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