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 and leads the firm’s initiatives in these areas. With ~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 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

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

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

Industrial Technology Leaders are Likely Buyers for First Wave of Post-Pandemic Industrials M&A

The COVID-19 pandemic has already brought significant changes to the deal-making landscape. While regular-way deal activity has ground to a halt, strategic Industrial Technology buyers largely remain “open” and accessible.… Read More

Powering Utility & Infrastructure Services M&A Activity in a COVID-19 Landscape

Last month, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), along with other federal agencies, state and local governments and the private sector, created an advisory list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure… Read More

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