Sean Bennis

Managing Director
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Energy, Power & Infrastructure | Industrial Technology | Industrials +1 (312) 580-1986
I am a rigorous advocate for my clients with a hands-on, communicative approach, focused on delivering intense advocacy and outlier results.

Sean is co-head of Lincoln’s Industrials and Energy, Power & Infrastructure Groups in the U.S. and leads the firm’s initiatives in these areas. With approximately 25 years at Lincoln, he has significant experience advising companies serving the energy, power and industrial technology markets.

Sean has an in-depth understanding of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) economics, focusing on market leaders in growth industries and selling high-quality businesses for premium valuations. He has worked on more than 100 transactions for Fortune 500, private equity and leading private company clients and advised niche-engineered product companies on numerous cross-border transactions. As one of Lincoln’s most tenured employees, Sean has been instrumental in the firm’s domestic and international growth initiatives.

Sean has spent his entire career at Lincoln, joining shortly after the firm’s founding as the sixth employee.

Sean earned a Bachelor of Science (with honors) from the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois and St. Andrews University in Scotland.

Perspectives featuring Sean Bennis

M&A Insights: Opportunities and Trends in Utility & Infrastructure Services

The utility and infrastructure services market is poised for growth, driven by the critical need for infrastructure modernization, the transition to renewable energy sources and the increasing reliance on outsourced… Read More

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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

Long-Term Trends Underpinning Utility Services M&A

Investor interest in utility services will remain high given the numerous attractive tailwinds that underpin the sector’s resiliency and growth potential. For telecom, power, gas and water/wastewater, regulatory and public… Read More

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Lincoln International adds John McClure as Managing Director

Lincoln International, a leading global investment banking advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of John McClure as a Managing Director in the firm’s automotive and truck sector, a… Read More

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