The transactions we work on are often trajectory-altering, with high stakes and pressure to get it right. We know our work, however challenging in the moment, is going to be impactful.
Mike provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advice to owners of business-to-business services companies. He has nearly 30 years of M&A experience, working on numerous transactions for private equity firms, public companies and privately held businesses. Mike’s experience includes sell-side and buy-side M&A, cross-border advisory and recapitalization transactions, raising public and private capital, as well as buying and investing directly in mid-market services companies.
During his career, Mike has gained deep knowledge of the value drivers for companies in the business services sector, a topic on which he is a frequent speaker. As co-leader of Lincoln’s Business Services Group, Mike focuses primarily on human capital services, professional services, IT services and business process outsourcing. As an advisor and an investor, he has gained experience in numerous other subsectors including information services and commercial and industrial services.
Mike serves on the board of directors for SmithBucklin, the leading provider of management and other services to business, trade, healthcare, scientific and technology industry associations.
Before joining Lincoln, Mike led business services investing at Svoboda Capital Partners and was a founding member of the business services industry group of William Blair & Company. Mike started his career as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch.
Mike earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame.
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised WILsquare in the sale of DCM Services to NMS Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Foundation Source has been acquired by Incline Equity Partners, a Pittsburgh-based private equity firm
Lincoln is pleased to announce that Brown & Joseph, a portfolio company of LaSalle Capital, has been sold to Incline Equity Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that BNI has received a strategic investment from Pamlico Capital
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Mangrove Equity Partners in the sale of Computer Aided Technology, LLC (CATI) to CIVC Partners
Lincoln is pleased to announce that DFW Capital has sold Superior Controls to E-Technologies, a portfolio company of Falfurrias Capital
Lincoln International advises Msouth Equity Partners on the sale of Eagle Quest International to Atlas Holdings
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 featuring Mike Iannelli
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Event | Lincoln Shares Insights about “Rebuilding vs. Reopening”
One point that the two panelists agreed upon is the opportunity for each party to use the second round of economic stimulus to further its vison for future economic growth.… Read More
New Generation of Investment Opportunities in Human Capital Management Result from COVID-19
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News & Media featuring Mike Iannelli
The Unpredictable Year: U.S. M&A Reflections and Projections
To epidemiologists, a global pandemic was not a matter of “if,” but “when.” But to the rest of the world, the events of 2020 have been full of surprises. Today,… Read More
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