I seek to support my clients with insight and perspective as the evolving landscape in financing markets grows to become more complex with bespoke solutions that meet their strategic objectives.
Neil is a member of the Capital Advisory Group focused on raising debt capital for his clients across a range of industries. Neil arranges financings for a variety of transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, recapitalizations and refinancings. His clients include private equity sponsors, independent sponsors and private companies.
With nearly 20 years of experience in direct lending and leveraged finance, Neil offers his clients strategic insight on the debt capital markets. Neil focuses on delivering strong execution and perspective to sponsors and borrowers utilizing his established relationships with capital sources together with deal acumen.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Neil was a Director at Benefit Street Partners for 10 years, where he focused on providing direct lending solutions to sponsors including first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine financings. Previously, Neil spent time at Ares Management in their BDC and as a private equity associate at Brentwood Associates. He began his career at Credit Suisse in the Leveraged Finance group.
Neil earned a Bachelor of Arts in honors business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo both in Canada.
Recent Transactions in Debt Advisory
Lincoln International has advised Trilantic Europe on raising financing for the acquisition of a majority stake in Passione Unghie with financing provided by Eurazeo and H.I.G. Whitehorse
Lincoln International has advised Aksia Group on raising financing for the acquisition of Gommatex Spalmati with financing provided by Credit Agricole, Banca Ifis and Banco BPM
Lincoln International has advised Turn/River Capital on its agreement to acquire and take private Tufin
Lincoln International has advised capiton AG on raising financing for the acquisition of a majority stake in Betonbau Group from SCHWENK Group
Lincoln International has advised Trill Impact on raising financing for the acquisition of a majority stake in karriere tutor
Lincoln International advised H.I.G. Europe Capital Partners on raising financing for the acquisition of SIAT Group with financing provided by Kartesia
Lincoln International has advised Steele Solutions, Inc., a portfolio company of Wellspring Capital Management LLC, on its acquisition of Tiffin Metal Products
Perspectives in Debt Advisory
Lending Opportunities Abound for PE Investments in Digital Infrastructure
COVID-19 flipped the script on infrastructure investments. Lockdowns and travel restrictions have proven certain traditional infrastructure assets, like airports and public transportation hubs, are not always as low-risk an investment… Read More
Real Deals | Creativity in Cautious Times
Originally published by Real Deals on July 28, 2022 How has the private lending market matured over the last few years? Xenia Sarri: The one thing that we’ve seen continue to… Read More
Webinar | Software and the Rise of ARR-based Financings
On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Lincoln International hosted experts from the firm’s U.S. and European Capital Advisory, Valuations and M&A Groups for a webinar to discuss the latest trends in… Read More
Debtwire | ARR-based financing uptake challenges lenders’ cashflow orthodoxy – Mid-Market Chatter
Originally published by Debtwire on March 3, 2022. Xenia Sarri, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Debt Advisory Group, discusses how last few years have seen increased prevalence in ARR-based lending across… Read More
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