Mike Iannelli

Managing Director
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Business Services +1 (312) 580-6281
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.

Perspectives by Mike Iannelli

New Generation of Investment Opportunities in Human Capital Management Result from COVID-19

Few would disagree that 2019 was a candidate driven market when it came to hiring. With low unemployment and the underlying health of the economy sound, employers had to compete not only […]

COVID-19 Puts Spotlight on Organizational Investments in Human Capital Technology

Over the last decade, organizations around the world have debated the strategic merits and pace of investments in technology focused on the challenge of attracting, engaging and retaining talent. During a period […]

Human Capital Management: Implementing Technology to Make the Workplace Human Again

As organizations focus on attracting and retaining top talent, C-Suite executives turn to innovative and intelligent Human Capital Management (HCM) technology solutions to engage, optimize, improve and retain their workforce.

Q&A: How Labor Market Growth, Export of Services and Horizontalization Across Verticals are Driving Opportunity

View original post from Pitchbook on February 25, 2019 here.                                                 The […]

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