Cunningham Tom

Tom Cunningham

London Mergers & Acquisitions Consumer +44 20 3764 9286
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.

Perspectives featuring Tom Cunningham

A Paws in the March of Premium Pet: Inflationary Pressure Hits European Pet Foods

In an era where many pet owners lavish their fur babies with everything from spa treatments to gourmet meals, the premium pet food industry highlights the strong bond between humans… Read More

Plant-based Alternatives are Poised for Growth

Lincoln International was pleased to host the Plant-based Potential: The Rapid Rise of Alternative Foods and Growth Opportunities Ahead panel at the Food & Drink Expo in Birmingham, UK. During… Read More

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

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News & Media featuring Tom Cunningham

PETS International | Investment Spike in the Fresh Dog Food Category

Originally posted by PETS International on April 26, 2023. The natural / minimally processed pet food industry is attracting great investor interest, and the market is growing at a rapid… Read More

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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