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 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 mid-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 over 15 years of investment and advisory experience in the mid-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 ArrowStream, Inc., a portfolio company of Diversis Capital, on its sale to Tailwind Capital
Lincoln International advised Longshore Capital Partners, in conjunction with LaSalle Capital, on the sale of National Gift Card to Blackhawk Network
Lincoln International advised West Shore Home in its recapitalization by Leonard Green & Partners
Lincoln International advised Quad Partners on the sale of TargetX to an affiliate of Liason International
Lincoln International advised Warren Equity Partners on the sale of Multifuels Midstream Group
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Sandbox Group has been sold to MERGE, a portfolio company of Keystone Capital
Lincoln International acted as exclusive advisor to Investcorp in the acquisition of Ticket Holding S.à.r.l. (Vivaticket) from the co-founders and other shareholders
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that The DLC Group, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, has been sold to Addison Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners
Perspectives by Michael Fineman
Cracking the Code: Innovation in Marketing Technology Sector Provides Opportunity for Private Equity Investors
There is a growing expectation that marketing through digital and traditional media will be tailored to the preferences and intent of the recipient, for both B2B or B2C targeting.
Add to Cart: Pandemic Accelerates Investment in Digital Commerce Technology
Over the past decade, digital commerce has become an increasingly popular retail channel for consumers, reaching $3.4 trillion and representing 14% of total retail spending in 2019, according to eMarketer.
Customer Data Platforms Drive Better Customer Acquisition, Engagement and Retention
How many brand touchpoints does it take to move a cutomer down the sales funnel from brand awareness to making a purchase? From social media to digital commerce sites and brick and […]
Consumer Demand for Personalization Drives Consolidation in MarTech Sector
As consumers increasingly demand highly contextual and relevant messaging, brands need to customize marketing to a persona of one. The need for improved targeting, and the resulting need for measurability, is driving […]
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