I enjoy advising clients through the unique aspects of their transactions and focus on meeting the objectives of all stakeholders in a process.
Michael provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and growth equity advisory services to clients as a part of Lincoln’s Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Group, with a focus on commerce enablement and marketing technology and services. He has completed numerous transactions with leading private equity groups, privately held businesses and publicly traded companies.
Michael has advised technology and technology-enabled service companies in buy- and sell-side transactions within the middle market. As a result of his experience, he has a firm understanding of the key value drivers for these businesses and creates a tailored approach to both positioning and process to optimize the outcome for his clients. Michael has guided clients through a significant increase in transaction activity within the marketing technology and services sector, specifically among companies that provide data-driven marketing, customer acquisition and localized marketing solutions. In addition, he is helping commerce enablement companies leverage growing interest from both financial and strategic acquirers, as a result of attractive industry tailwinds and favorable secular trends in the space.
Michael has more than 15 years of investment and advisory experience in the middle market. Prior to joining Lincoln, Michael worked as an associate at Hyde Park Venture Partners. Previously, he worked at Maranon Capital and American Capital Strategies. Michael started his career as an investment banking analyst at Piper Jaffray.
Michael earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
Lincoln International advised Tinyclues, backed by Alven Capital, Elaia, EQT Ventures and ISAI, on its sale to Splio
Lincoln International advised Actito on its sale to QNTM, a portfolio company of ALTOR
Lincoln International advised Titan Cloud, a portfolio company of M33 Growth, on receiving strategic investment from Charlesbank Capital Partners
Lincoln International advised Apollo Interactive in receiving a strategic growth investment from The Riverside Company
Lincoln International advised Omeda on receiving growth investment from Sverica Capital Management
Lincoln International advised SSB on spinning out Pro Sports Vertical to KORE Software
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Brightspot, a portfolio company of Carrick Capital Partners, has sold a majority stake to Tailwind Capital
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