I believe in building long-term relationships of openness and trust with my clients. The chance to make a real difference to creative and entrepreneurial businesses around the globe is what inspires me.
Emma works hands-on with clients around the globe to negotiate and build strong, sustainable business partnerships and achieve the desired results from their joint ventures (JVs), partnerships, strategic alliances, consortia and minority stakes.
Emma brings an in-depth perspective on JV and alliance issues, and guides her clients toward new and successful partnerships in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She applies insights and experience to diagnose and remedy problems, both operational and people-related, in mature JVs and alliances globally. She also conducts swift, incisive pre-deal and pre-implementation “health checks” for M&A and management teams embarking on new JVs or partnerships. Emma’s partnering deal experience spans a broad range of industries including consumer, retail, financial services, insurance, oil and gas, manufacturing, technology and healthcare.
Emma’s early career was in media, serving as President of a more than $50 million revenue business unit at Reed Elsevier. Most recently, Emma worked in KPMG’s global joint venture and partnering practice, helping corporate management teams design and implement growth strategies, often involving minority stake acquisitions, disposals and cross-border alliances.
Emma earned a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from Oxford University.
Perspectives by Emma Blackley
Better Together: Critical Early Steps Towards JV and Partnership Success
Marc van Grondelle and Emma Blackley of Lincoln’s global Joint Ventures & Partnering practice unpack why JVs and partnerships are so often overlooked and how to execute them without mishap. Why is […]
Better Together: How JVs and Partnerships Should Contribute to Business Goals
Marc van Grondelle and Emma Blackley of Lincoln’s global Joint Ventures & Partnering practice unpack why JVs, partnerships and other forms of business collaboration are becoming more important, yet are so often […]
Tying the Knot: Auto Suppliers Should Follow the OEMs’ Example and Partner up to Meet Industry Demands
The automotive industry continues to undergo radical transformation as the impact of electrification, autonomous driving and ride sharing gains pace. To address these new technologies, players in the auto industry—both at the […]
Global Dynamics Drive Hazards and Opportunities in the Auto Industry
As the economy shudders, dipping its toe into the waters of a recession, macroeconomic, regulatory and geopolitical trends have been disrupting the automotive industry, creating headwinds and pockets of opportunity in each […]
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