I am inspired by the opportunity and privilege to work alongside passionate and focused people, helping them achieve their goals and ultimately push beyond the edge of possible.
Steve is Managing Director and co-head of Lincoln’s Private Funds Advisory practice. Steve partners with private equity and private credit firms to create, structure and raise single asset investment vehicles, primary funds, co-invest vehicles for established sponsors and GP-led structures and continuation funds.
Steve has over 20 years’ experience advising private equity firms and portfolio companies on primary and structured transactions and fundraising. He is thoughtful in his approach to each opportunity, anticipating challenges and navigating changing market dynamics. Steve inspires confidence in his clients to be creative, blaze new paths and set new market landmarks to help them achieve their strategic objectives.
Prior to Lincoln, Steve was Managing Director and co-head of Advisory in UBS’s Private Funds Group. Steve started his career with PwC in the transaction advisory services team, and also worked as part of the BancBoston Capital and Knight Capital Partners teams.
Steve earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College.
Recent Transactions with Private Equity Clients
Lincoln International advised Summit Park on the sale of Tennessee Industrial Electronics to Diploma PLC
Lincoln International advised Saw Mill Capital on the sale of Meteor Education to Bain Capital Double Impact
Lincoln International advised Syst'am, a portfolio company of Meanings Capital Partners, on the acquisition of Järven Health Care
Lincoln International advised Spotlight Equity Partners on the sale of Ease to Luminate Capital Partners
Lincoln International advised Fondo Italiano d'Investimento and Eulero Capital in its agreement to acquire a minority stake in HNH Hospitality from Siparex Group
Lincoln International advised Netzkontor Group, a portfolio company of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, in its acquisition of Adams Network Engineering
Lincoln International advised ARX Equity Partners on the sale of TES Vsetín to Genesis Capital and Avallon MBO
Lincoln International advised Elliott Management on the sale of ThreatINSIGHT, a division of Gigamon, to Fortinet
Related Perspectives featuring Stephen Carre
The Evolution of Value Creation for PE Portfolio Companies
Why companies are staying private longer and how they’re evaluating their options How have companies’ timelines to exit evolved in the last two decades? For private companies and their investors,… Read More
Let’s Stay Together: Why PE Firms Are Committing to the Long-Haul Via Continuation Funds
Throughout the past several years continuation funds have grown in popularity for allowing private equity firms to extend their investment time horizons. In an industry known for extracting value during… Read More
Private Funds Advisory: Partners in Exploring Possibility
As private equity general partners evolve their strategy and develop new, bespoke structures to secure a return in today’s market, Lincoln International has brought on industry leaders Steve Carre and… Read More
News & Media featuring Stephen Carre
Nikkei Financial | Growth of Private Equity Through Continuation Funds
Originally published by Nikkei Financial on April 19, 2022. Stephen Carre and Dan Posternak discuss the growth of private equity through continuation funds with Nikkei Financial. Click here to view the… Read More
Lincoln International Launches Private Funds Advisory
Lincoln International, a leading global investment banking advisory firm, today announced the launch of a new offering, Private Funds Advisory. The new group will advise and partner with private equity… Read More