I enjoy using my experience to help clients navigate the complex, ever-evolving financing landscape and execute on their strategic priorities by finding the optimal capital solution.
Xenia advises corporate and private equity clients on complex debt transactions and cross-border financings with a focus on leveraged buyouts, dividend recapitalisations, refinancings and debt restructurings. Having worked in both the U.S. and Europe, Xenia has a truly global outlook across international debt capital markets.
Since 2007 she has arranged over $70 billion of debt volume across the full spectrum of debt and capital market products. Over this time, she has developed a strong network of relationships with local and global finance providers both in the U.S. and Europe. As such Xenia is able to draw from extensive experience in advising on capital structures and debt instruments across a wide array of industries both as an advisor and as a lender, and has particular industry experience in the Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT), Business Services and Financial Institutions.
After starting her career in management consulting and accounting in the U.S., Xenia joined the TMT Leveraged Finance team at ING (New York & Amsterdam) and subsequently moved to the Debt Structuring & Origination team at Jefferies (London).
Xenia earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and international affairs from Franklin & Marshall College in the U.S. and studied international business at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
Lincoln International advised Aurelius on its agreement to acquire Footasylum from JD Sports
Lincoln International has advised Chiltern Capital and Keyhaven in raising financing to support the growth strategy of Steer Automotive
Lincoln International has advised Verdane on raising financing for the acquisition of global marketing technology leader Papirfly Group
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Paladone has been sold to IVEST Consumer Partners
Perspectives featuring Xenia Sarri
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
Webinar | European Private Market Insights
Thank you for your interest in Lincoln’s Webinar: European Private Market Insights. All request submissions will be evaluated and a member of our team will contact qualified requestors with a… Read More
Looking to Europe for Insight on the Increasing Criticality of ESG in Investing
As enthusiasm for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment continues to rise, businesses and institutional investors are shifting focus to maximize the impact of purpose-driven investments and take advantage of… Read More
Webinar | Software and the Rise of ARR-based Financings
On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Lincoln International hosted experts from the firm’s U.S. and European Capital Advisory, Valuations and M&A Groups for a webinar to discuss the latest trends in… Read More
News & Media featuring Xenia Sarri
Infrastructure Investor | Financing the Digital Revolution
Originally published by Infrastructure Investor on September 1, 2022 Xenia Sarri, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Capital Advisory Group, gives a perspective on the key factors driving digital infrastructure expansion as… Read More
Lincoln International adds Mihir Shah as Managing Director
Lincoln International, a global leading investment banking advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Mihir Shah has joined as a Managing Director in the firm’s Capital Advisory Group, an integrated… Read More
Real Deals | Creativity in Cautious Times
Originally published by Real Deals on July 28, 2022 How has the private lending market matured over the last few years? Xenia Sarri: The one thing that we’ve seen continue to… Read More
Private Debt Investor | Deep Dive: The Financing that Defies Bubble Talk
Originally published by Private Debt Investor on July 1, 2022. Click here to view the original article. Xenia Sarri, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Capital Advisory Group, discusses the characteristics of… Read More
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