Justin May

Managing Director
Chicago Capital Advisory | Debt Advisory +1 (312) 506-1962
Through a collaborative approach, I strive to be an extension of my clients' team, working hand-in-hand to achieve the best possible outcome based on the company’s long-term objectives.

Justin advises corporate and private equity clients on the structuring and arranging of financing for acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, dividend recapitalizations, refinancings and growth initiatives. He utilizes his past transaction experience, industry knowledge and broad financial network to help his clients achieve their growth plans and strategic initiatives.

Justin’s primary focus is arranging financing for businesses in the technology, media and telecom industry with significant experience across sectors, including software (enterprise, infrastructure and vertical), healthcare information technology, tech-enabled services and media.  His role encompasses aiding private equity and venture capital firms secure critical capital for their portfolio investments, as well as independent, privately-owned companies secure financing to meet their strategic and corporate goals.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Justin executed middle market debt investments at Madison Capital Funding. Previously, he served in a variety of finance, accounting and acquisition roles with Stock Building Supply and in the investor relations group of Stock’s U.K.-based parent company, Wolseley plc.

Justin earned a Master of Business Administration from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science from Wingate University.

Perspectives featuring Justin May

Software Sector Shows Resilience in Recurring Revenue Financing

Amid recessionary pressures, the software sector has proven resilient with low default rates and healthy cash flows for most companies. Lenders continue to see opportunities with software companies—even those with… Read More

Webinar | Software and the Rise of ARR-based Financings

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Lincoln International hosted experts from the firm’s U.S. and European Capital Advisory, Valuations and M&A Groups for a webinar to discuss the latest trends in… Read More

Webinar | Software Financings and the Rise of the Non-Bank Lending Market

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Lincoln International hosted a webinar to discuss the latest trends in software financings. With a shift in the market towards non-bank lenders, software businesses that… Read More

No EBITDA, No Problem: Software Financing and the Rise of the Non-Bank Lender Market

The technology sector has been a bright spot for years. Even during the challenges created by the pandemic, our Lincoln International M&A bankers are seeing record levels of software investments… Read More

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Lincoln International adds Mihir Shah as Managing Director

Lincoln International, a global leading investment banking advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Mihir Shah has joined as a Managing Director in the firm’s Capital Advisory Group, an integrated… Read More

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