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
Joint Ventures & Partnering: Q&A with Lincoln Directors Emma Blackley and Claire Heuberger
Traditionally, joint ventures and partnering (JV&P) were the preserve of capital-intensive industries such as oil and gas or aerospace and defense. They were also a common mechanism used for expansion… Read More
Adopting Alternative Strategies – How Partnering Expertise Can Help
Company leaders around the globe are facing uncertain business conditions, including geopolitical tensions, inflation, continuing supply chain problems and raw materials shortages. Economies are only just beginning to recover from… Read More
Capital Requirements Drive Seismic Shifts in Auto Competitive Landscape
From the boardrooms of auto original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers around the globe, the geographic landscape of the automotive industry is being continuously reshaped. Archnemeses are forming unlikely alliances.… Read More
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
Recent Transactions in Joint Ventures & Partnering
Lincoln International assists in the formation of a long-term partnership between Brixton Brewery and Heineken UK
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 advises Ocado Group Plc on strategic vertical farming partnership
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Operational Solutions Ltd has executed a co-operation agreement with Thales Group
Lincoln International advised Operational Solutions Group on the sale of a minority stake to BGF
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that QinetiQ has entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with AM General
Meet our Senior Team
I focus on creating value and establishing long-term relationships with my clients.
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