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 featuring Emma Blackley
For Western Brands, When Chinese Consumers Buy, Chinese Investment Follows
When Solid Gold, a U.S.-headquartered pet food brand, began selling its gut-healthy pet food through e-commerce giants JD.com and Tmall.com in China, little did they know that they may have… Read More
Safeguarding the Smart Grid: Why Partnering Makes Sense for Utilities & Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Companies
The threat of cyberattacks has increased across the globe, with organizations seeing a 67% increase in the last five years. While protecting against cyberattacks is top-of-mind for nearly every business,… Read More
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.… Read More
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… Read More
Recent Transactions in Joint Ventures & Partnering
Lincoln International advises Ocado Group Plc on strategic vertical farming partnership
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive joint venture advisor to Heineken on the implementation of their joint venture deal with China Resources Beer
Lincoln International represents American Industrial Partners in the merger of Goss International Corporation to manroland web systems GmbH, a subsidiary of Possehl & Co.
Lincoln International assists in the formation of a long-term partnership between Brixton Brewery and Heineken UK
Lincoln International represents Baylor College of Medicine in the announced transaction between Medical Genetics Laboratories and Miraca Holdings Inc.
Meet our Senior Team
I focus on creating value and establishing long-term relationships with my clients.
I am enthusiastic about creating sustainable growth and the highest value for our clients, and strive to leave a positive footprint beyond any successful M&A transaction.
Managing Director | Management Board MemberFrankfurt
I enjoy leading clients and realizing their objectives, while structuring solutions to issues that are both intriguing and challenging.
Managing Director | Head of SwitzerlandZurich
I am inspired by working with entrepreneurs and innovators who feel passionately about what they are creating.
Managing DirectorSan Francisco