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 $50bn 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, Financial Institutions and Healthcare sectors.
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. She is a certified public accountant (inactive).
Recent Transactions in the United Kingdom
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Kerv, a portfolio company of LDC, in raising growth debt financing
Lincoln International, working with co-advisor Discount Capital, is pleased to announce that Cardo Systems, a portfolio company of Fortissimo Capital, has been sold to EMK Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised THI Investments on its acquisition of a majority stake in Oxford International Education Group, a portfolio company of Bowmark Capital
Lincoln International advised Apposite Capital and worked closely with the MC Care team throughout the transaction
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised HWF Partners on its announced sale of a majority stake to The Ardonagh Group, a portfolio company of HPS Investment Partners and Madison Dearborn
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Meggitt PLC on the sale of Avica Aerospace Ducting to David Hart Aerospace Pipes, a subsidiary of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Virgin Wines, a portfolio company of Mobeus Equity Partners and Connection Capital, has floated on the UK AIM public market
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has provided mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and debt advice to MML Capital on its investment into Western Global
Perspectives featuring Xenia Sarri
Lincoln International’s Capital Advisory Group Identifies Global Financing Trends in 2021
Throughout COVID-19, one question has come up time and again: Are lenders open for business? The resounding answer: YES. There has been strong appetite among lenders to provide financing—especially for… Read More
No EBITDA, No Problem: Software Financing and the Rise of the Non-Bank Lender Market
The technology sector has been a bright spot for years. Even during the challenges created by the pandemic, our Lincoln International M&A bankers are seeing record levels of software investments… Read More
Webinar: Investing in Europe – Q&A on Executing and Financing Deals Post-COVID-19
Lincoln International hosted a virtual panel on January 28, 2021 featuring the firm’s experts from across Europe for a Q&A on some of the key considerations and opportunities for investors… Read More
Q&A: The State of Global Lending
View original post from Pitchbook on September 16, 2019 here. … Read More
Meet our Senior Team
I focus on creating value and establishing long-term relationships with my clients.
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