Kevin Conroy

Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Business Services +1 (312) 506-2765
I am passionate about providing honest, useful advice to help clients achieve their professional and financial goals, while continually learning and building lasting relationships along the way.

Kevin provides mergers and acquisitions advisory services to clients in the distribution sector. He has significant experience on sell-side and buy-side mandates, as well as recapitalizations and restructurings, and has executed both domestic and cross-border transactions for leading private equity (PE) groups, publicly traded companies and privately held and family-owned businesses. .

Kevin has completed transactions with distribution companies across various end markets, including automotive, building products, chemicals, electrical products and electronics, flow control, fluid power and handling, motion control, general industrials and education, among others. Kevin helps leading PE firms and large corporates develop and implement their strategies to capitalize on an attractive and highly dynamic sector of the economy.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Kevin began his professional career at CRA International, where he concentrated on valuation assignments in support of intellectual property litigation, as well as technical consulting mandates related to strategic branding and royalty negotiations.

Kevin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (with Honors) from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

Perspectives featuring Kevin Conroy

Distribution M&A: Outlook on 2024

The distribution sector has faced a series of challenges initiated and driven by the COVID-19 epidemic over the past several years. These have included changes directly attributable to the epidemic,… Read More

U.S. Distribution M&A Continues in an Evolving Market

Macroeconomic uncertainty, particularly the combination of widespread price inflation (and the Federal Reserve’s response to it) and expectations for a downturn in 2023, have eroded investor confidence since mid-2022, driving… Read More

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