Matt Merkel

Matthew Merkel

Vice President
Los Angeles Mergers & Acquisitions +1 (213) 283-3714
I am inspired by helping my clients through every step of a transaction in order to achieve outlier results that exceed their objectives.

Matt provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services to companies across the consumer spectrum. He has both buy-side and sell-side expertise and has worked closely with publicly traded companies as well as private equity-backed and privately held businesses. Matt also has prior experience in complex capital structure transactions including bespoke financings, corporate restructurings, liability management and distressed mergers and acquisitions, in- and out-of-court.

Matt enjoys providing invaluable services to his clients as they assess and execute strategic transactions and alternatives to achieve the best possible outcomes. He strives to serve collaboratively as an extension of their team.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Matt worked in New York as an Investment Banking Associate at Deutsche Bank covering consumer, business services and natural resources sectors. Previously, he worked as a Senior Supply Chain Analyst at Rockwell Automation after serving as an officer in the United States Marine Corps across multiple international engagements.

Matt earned a Master of Business Administration in accounting from Kellogg School of Management and a Master of Engineering Management from McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. He previously earned a Bachelor of Science in business management at The Ohio State University.

Perspectives featuring Matthew Merkel

How the Asian Supply Chain is Impacting U.S. Businesses, and What That Means for M&A Activity

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the fragility of supply chains in what has become a highly globalized and complex trade market. It exposed companies’ inability to adjust to demand and multi-faceted… Read More

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