I value building long-term relationships with my clients and I am passionate about understanding the drivers of differentiation for brands and businesses to provide creative, best-in-class solutions that help my clients succeed in a dynamic market.
As a Managing Director in the Consumer Group, Riccardo provides investment banking and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services to clients in the consumer healthcare and personal care sectors. He has significant experience leading successful transactions for private equity firms, public companies and privately-held businesses, and maintains an active network of relationships with investors, large corporations and entrepreneurs in the industry.
With over 17 years of investment banking experience in the consumer sector, Riccardo has in-depth industry knowledge and understanding of branded businesses and consumer dynamics. During his career, Riccardo has advised clients on a broad range of transactions, including buy-side and sell-side assignments, corporate carve-outs and leveraged buyouts, both domestic and cross-border, along with equity and debt capital raises.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Riccardo spent almost nine years at Sawaya Partners, an M&A advisory firm specialized in consumer products, where he was a Managing Director focused on the health and wellness sector. Before Sawaya Partners, Riccardo was a Director at Barclays (previously Lehman Brothers) in its Global Consumer Group in New York and in London, focusing on clients in the consumer healthcare and in the household and personal care sectors.
Riccardo holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Bologna.
Recent Transactions in Consumer
Lincoln International has advised Cerea Partners on the sale of its investment in In Store Display to management and Indigo Capital
Lincoln International advised Novax, subsidiary of Axel Johnson, to enter into an exclusivity agreement with Louis Francois
Lincoln International advised Sustainable Beef on its partnership with Walmart, CoBank and Farm Credit Services of America to finance the development of a sustainable, beef processing facility.
Lincoln International advised Atlantic Street Capital on a single asset continuation vehicle transaction involving Zips Car Wash
Lincoln International advised Azalea Capital on the sale of Ark Naturals to Antelope, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors
Lincoln International advised Gehl Food & Beverage, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, on its refinancing and its acquisition financing of Crescent Dairy
Lincoln International advised Alcuin Capital Partners, ICG Enterprise Trust and Isfield Investments on the sale of The Groucho Club to Artfarm
Lincoln International advised Aurelius on its agreement to acquire Footasylum from JD Sports
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