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

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

M&A Activity in Fire and Life Safety Services Continues to Heat Up

Long-Term Trends Underpinning the Fire and Life Safety Services Industry Amid mounting regulatory oversight and compliance expectations in the fire and life safety services sector, investors are pursuing roll-up strategies.… Read More

Packaging Sector Update Amidst COVID-19 Uncertainty

Since the beginning of 2020 and particularly over the last several weeks, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had widespread effects on the global economy and M&A activity in the middle market.… Read More

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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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