Emily Wildes

Emily Wildes

Managing Director
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Healthcare +1 (312) 506-2712
I am passionate about creating tailored sale processes for each of my clients to meet their individual needs, and then executing the process tirelessly to achieve the best price and terms for the selling shareholders.

As co-head of Lincoln’s U.S. Healthcare Group, Emily leads the firm’s healthcare initiatives and provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services to global clients, with an emphasis on private equity-backed sell-side transactions. Over her career, Emily has successfully completed more than 100 transactions, representing aggregate transaction value in excess of $18 billion.

Emily has a strong track record of executing transactions in the provider-based services, animal health and healthcare distribution sectors. Within provider-based services, she has worked with leading for-profit companies in the ambulatory surgery center, physical therapy clinic, specialty physician practice, healthcare staffing and behavioral health sub-sectors.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Emily spent 16 years at Piper Sandler & Co., formerly known as Piper Jaffray & Co.

Emily graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

Perspectives featuring Emily Wildes

Cross-Border Deals: The Right Prescription for Animal Health

As the humanization of pets continues and pet lifespans grow longer, investment opportunities in animal health abound. While most animal health companies will first look for growth within their own… Read More

Energy Power & Infrastructure

Bright Spot: The Sun Shines on Solar Energy Investment

Renewable energy generation is a growing priority for countries across the globe. In 2015, 196 parties adopted the Paris Climate Agreement and in 2021 the United Nations Framework Convention on… Read More

Q&A with Lincoln’s Newest Healthcare Managing Directors: Unpacking Market Dynamics & Deal-making for the Months Ahead

In summer 2020, Lincoln International welcomed three healthcare Managing Directors – Dirk-Oliver Löffler, in Germany, Roddy O’Neill, in New York, and Emily Wildes, in Chicago. Their arrival complements a global… Read More

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News & Media featuring Emily Wildes

Lincoln International Leaders Recognized as Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A

Lincoln International is pleased to share that Mergers and Acquisitions named Emily Wildes, Managing Director and co-head of Lincoln’s Healthcare Group, as one of the most influential women in mid-market… Read More

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