Gaurang Shastri

Gaurang Shastri

Managing Director
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Business Services +1 (312) 506-2738
Developing trust and camaraderie with my clients is the key to building lasting relationships.

Gaurang has spent his entire 20+ year career providing mergers and acquisitions advisory services for leading private equity groups, Fortune 500 companies, successful entrepreneurs and private business owners. He leads Lincoln’s North American logistics and transportation sector and has broad expertise across a range of sub-sectors including 3PL/4PL services, aftermarket services, aviation services, e-commerce fulfilment, freight forwarding, intermodal/drayage, last mile logistics, marine service, pallet management, rail services, reverse logistics and warehousing and distribution. Gaurang is a frequent contributor to leading media publications including Bloomberg Radio, Inbound Logistics and Transport Topics, among others.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Gaurang worked as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Citigroup and as Head of Corporate Development for Clover Technologies Group, a more than $1 billion provider of reverse logistics/aftermarket solutions, previously owned by Golden Gate Capital.

Gaurang earned a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, where he graduated with highest honors and the Bronze Tablet distinction (awarded to the top 3% of students in each graduating class).

Perspectives featuring Gaurang Shastri

Outsourced Healthcare Logistics: Ripe for Private Equity Investment

Ample consolidation opportunity for private equity (PE) to capitalize on accelerating healthcare trends and consistent well-above GDP growth rates   Favorable market fundamentals supporting the mid-and-long-term outlook for healthcare third-party… Read More

Global Supply Chain Volatility: 2022 Outlook

Amidst historic production disruption, shortages and low levels of inventory, manufacturers, distributors and retailers have been adapting business strategy real-time in response to continued volatility. There has been a rising… Read More

E-commerce, Sustainability and Digital Capabilities Drive Consolidation

Following a rebound in the first half of 2021, the outlook for the economy remains positive for the second half of the year as vaccination rates continue to climb and… Read More

Ocean & Air Freight Prioritize Scale

The first half of 2021 has seen global economies re-emerge from the 2020 pandemic-induced slump. Whilst the U.S. recovery is ahead of Europe and parts of Asia, there is strong… Read More

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News & Media featuring Gaurang Shastri

Transport Topics | Mergers and Acquisitions Market Begins to Accelerate

Originally posted by Transport Topics on November 13, 2023. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is anticipated to rise, given the stabilization of economic challenges and the adaptation of industry players… Read More

DVZ | Logistics and Transport M&A is on the Up

Originally published by DVZ  on June 20, 2023. View the original article (German). Read the article translated to English below: Against the backdrop of macroeconomic headwinds and the rapid normalization… Read More

The Loadstar | Takeover Talk: Mid-sized Deals to Power 2023 M&A Activity

Originally published by The Loadstar on December 23, 2022. Dirk Engelmann and Gaurang Shastri, Managing Directors in Lincoln’s Business Services Group, share their expectations for logistics and transportation mergers and… Read More

Mergers & Acquisitions | M&A Forecast 2021: Logistics Deals Soar, as Covid Fuels E-Commerce

Gaurang Shastri, Managing Director with focus in Lincoln’s logistics and transportation sector, discusses with Mergers & Acquisitions the factors that will drive M&A activity in 2021. View full article originally… Read More

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