Luke Webb

Managing Director
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Business Services | Packaging +1 (312) 506-2747
I am a rigorous advocate for my clients with a hands-on, communicative approach and provide industry and financial expertise to deliver external perspective and outstanding results.

Luke has extensive experience leading mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions for clients focused on facilities/industrial services and packaging. He has an in-depth understanding of M&A economics, focusing on market leaders in growth industries and selling high quality businesses for premium valuations. Luke has worked on more than 100 transactions for Fortune 500, private equity and leading private company clients, including numerous cross-border transactions.

Luke has deep knowledge of the undercurrents driving the constantly evolving, rapidly growing service-based economy and the core value propositions of packaging companies across a wide range of subsectors. He has extensive expertise working with companies in the services industries, including industrial, maintenance, food, HVAC, rental, landscaping, pest control, laundry and linen, and fire/security services and in the packaging sub-verticals including flexibles, labels, rigid, paperboard and contract packaging.

Prior to joining Lincoln in 2007, Luke was Vice President in the industrial growth and business services investment banking group at Piper Jaffray. His diverse experience also includes corporate finance at Navistar and business development at Detroit Diesel.

Luke earned a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science from Lafayette College.

Perspectives & Publications featuring Luke Webb

De-Stocking has Subsided, Pricing has Normalized and Demand is Returning in Packaging

As supply chain disruptions ease and consumer demand stabilizes, the prolonged period of de-stocking, within packaging and the broader economy, is ending, as supported by the most recent Monthly Wholesale… Read More

Sustainability in Focus for Packaging M&A

The packaging industry faces a paradigm shift amidst a growing public conversation on climate change and, as a result, the concerted endeavors of governments worldwide to regulate single-use packaging and… Read More

Innovation and Advancements in Packaging Technology

Advancements in packaging across both active and passive technologies continue to revolutionize the industry as new features, functionality and capabilities broadly become more available. Packaging companies have an increased emphasis… Read More

Facilities & Industrial Services: 2022 Market Perspectives

Long-Term Trends Driving Growth and Underpinning Facilities and Industrial Services M&A Investor interest in facilities and industrial services remains high, given the numerous attractive tailwinds that underpin the sector’s resiliency… Read More

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News & Media featuring Luke Webb

Lincoln International’s Global Packaging Team Reports Strong 2022 and Continued Demand for Packaging in 2023

Packaging activity in 2022 was strong but experienced a continued cooling as the year finished. While the latter half of this year showed a decline in the total number of… Read More

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