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Phillip McCreanor

Managing Director | Co-head of Europe
London Mergers & Acquisitions +44 20 7632 5257
The ability to position clients so they can realize value and achieve their goals is what inspires me.

Phil focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the industrials and industrial services sector and leads Lincoln’s operations in the U.K. and Nordic region. He has nearly 25 years of experience advising management teams, private equity firms and both public and private companies across geographies, including North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Phil applies deep industrial sector knowledge to help his clients find success in a market that is driven by technology, tightening regulation and innovation. He helps management teams, shareholders and other stakeholders leverage their market position to drive growth and profitability. His expertise spans the industrials sector, including recent work with companies operating in the automotive, building and infrastructure.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Phil was a partner at Livingstone Partners LLP where he was responsible for developing their global industrials practice. Formerly, Phil worked at Deloitte Corporate Finance advising companies in the industrial products sector.

Phil earned a Master of Economics and a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Perspectives featuring Phillip McCreanor

Global Supply Chain Volatility: 2022 Outlook

Amidst historic production disruption, shortages and low levels of inventory, manufacturers, distributors and retailers have been adapting business strategy real-time in response to continued volatility. There has been a rising… Read More

UK Dealmaking Outlook: Six Trends Underpinning M&A in 2022

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity reached an all-time high in 2021, eclipsing prior records by $1 trillion. This was fueled by an abundance of investment capital, revamped corporate strategies and… Read More

Data Center Download: Accelerating Growth, Record Interest in the Space and Transformational Opportunities

Our world has become more reliant than ever on data. As technological innovation stretches from the smartphones in our pockets to wearables, self-driving cars, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0… Read More

Real Deals Magazine | Q&A Excerpt: Phillip McCreanor Shares UK M&A Outlook

Originally published by Real Deals on November 11, 2021. What has been driving the unprecedented levels of M&A deal flow in the UK market this year? Phillip: A number of… Read More

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News & Media featuring Phillip McCreanor

Lincoln International Expands Expertise and Offering for Financial Institutions

Industry Experts Join Firm to Bolster Global M&A Advisory Capabilities Lincoln International, a leading global investment banking advisory firm, today announced the addition of three senior hires to strengthen and… Read More

Private Equity News | Private Equity Closes More but Smaller Deals So Far This Year

Originally published by Private Equity News on March 17, 2021.  Phil McCreanor, Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking, UK & Nordics, discusses with Private Equity News his perspective on… Read More

Bloomberg | Free-Spending Private Equity Firms Set Record Pace in Europe

Originally published by Bloomberg on February 14, 2021. Phil McCreanor, Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking, UK & Nordics, discusses with Bloomberg his perspective on COVID-19’s effect on private… Read More

The Deal | Sense of the Markets: Brexit Unlikely to Hamper Deals

Originally published by The Deal on February 9, 2021. Phil McCreanor, Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking, UK & Nordics, discusses with The Deal his perspective on the effects… Read More

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