Coaching highly motivated, gifted and dedicated individuals to provide exceptional outcomes for our clients and contribute to the growth and success of Lincoln International is what drives me each day.
As one of the firm’s founders, GP-Director and Managing Director at Lincoln, Rob provides strategic, operational and financial leadership for the firm. He has played a pivotal role in expanding the firm globally and creating an entrepreneurial culture that attracts and retains top talent at all levels. In addition, Rob builds long-term relationships with business and industry leaders, and has a long history of providing valuable advisory services to Lincoln clients.
Rob has more than 30 years of investment banking experience, advising on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and restructurings, and providing fairness opinions and valuations for shareholders’ rights plans. Rob has extensive experience advising on both public and private financings, and has worked with large corporates, publicly traded and privately-held companies and private equity firms. Rob has completed more than 100 M&A transactions across a variety of industries.
Prior to co-founding Lincoln, Rob advised on cross-border M&A as a Managing Director at Peers & Co. and as Senior Vice President at PaineWebber. Rob began his career as a consultant with Data Resources, Inc.
Rob earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from Case Western Reserve University.
Recent Transactions in M&A
Lincoln International advised NB Aurora and other shareholders on the sale of Dierre Group to Alto Partners
Lincoln International advised Leonard Green & Partners on its acquisition of TenCate Grass from Crestview Partners
Lincoln International advised Cam Tran on its sale to Central Moloney Incorporated, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners
Lincoln International advised Verium, founders and management on the sale of Quickmail and Quickpac's operations to Planzer
Lincoln International advised Consilium Private Equity and other shareholders on the sale of GMM Group to Biesse
Lincoln International advised Azbil Corporation on the sale of Azbil VorTek to Sierra Instruments, a portfolio company of Berwind Corporation
Lincoln International advised Aquiline Capital Partners on the acquisition of Health Prime from GPB Capital Holdings
News & Media featuring Robert Barr
Lincoln International Announces the Appointment of Global and U.S. Leadership
Lincoln announced today that it has appointed two of its long-time leaders into new roles, effective immediately. Rob Brown has been named Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the firm… Read More
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My goal is to inspire and motivate our people to make a true impact with their clients, their colleagues and their communities.
CEO | Managing Director | GP-DirectorChicago
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Dr. Michael Drill
Managing Director | Head of GermanyFrankfurt
I take an active role in every stage of the transaction process in order to achieve the goals of my clients.
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