I listen carefully to each client in order to fully understand their business and objectives so that I can help in crafting the right solution for the particular situation.
Tom provides mergers and acquisition (M&A) advisory services to clients across a range of transactions including acquisitions, capital raises and disposals within the consumer market. He has executed both sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions for a range of private equity-owned, founder-owned and listed clients.
Tom assists clients in navigating the considerable evolution taking place across the market as increasingly empowered and discerning consumers are altering what, how and where they buy. He finds it fascinating to work with businesses that have emerged in recent years in response to new demands as well as incumbent corporates that are continuously seeking to adapt and grow.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Tom was Associate Director in KPMG’s Consumer M&A team, where he advised on consumer transactions spanning domestic and international markets. Previously, he worked at SRP Risk and Finance, where he focused on transactions predominantly in the leisure sector.
Tom earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Birmingham and the Corporate Finance Qualification from the ICAEW and CISI.
Recent Transactions in Consumer
Lincoln International advised Telemos Capital in its acquisition of Vittoria from Wise Equity
Lincoln International advised Palladium Equity Partners on the sale of GoodWest Industries to Sunny Sky Products, a portfolio company of The Jordan Company
Lincoln International advised Afinum on selling minority stake in Cotta to L-GAM and founder
Perspectives featuring Tom Cunningham
The Hidden Gem in European Pet Food: European Investors Spot New Opportunity in Raw & Gently Cooked Pet Food
European investors are capitalizing on the fastest growing segment of the European pet food category, powered by pet owners’ ongoing desire for higher quality and natural food options for their… Read More
Pet Trends Impacting M&A in 2022
The pet industry has evolved significantly over the past few years with several trends impacting the way pet product brands, manufacturers, retailers, customers and investors view the sector. In 2020,… Read More
Five Macro Trends Driving Growth in Global Branded Pet Food
Pet ownership has surged in recent years as pets have become valued members of household families, yielding benefits such as companionship, improved mental health and others. Continued increased pet ownership,… Read More
Differentiated Pet Food Brands Fetch High Multiples: Guidance for Sector Entrepreneurs
For investors, the recession resilient nature of the pet sector and its strong performance through multiple economic cycles has long been notable. Most recently, the pandemic solidified the sector’s resilience… Read More
News & Media featuring Tom Cunningham
Just Food | Gloomy Clouds to Hang Over Food Industry M&A in 2023
Originally published by JustFood on December 20, 2022 Alex Masters, Managing Director and Tom Cunningham, Director in Lincoln International’s Consumer group share insights on M&A trends in consumer sector for the… Read More
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