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Zack focuses on institutions and businesses across the entire education ecosystem with more recent expansion of coverage where knowledge and talent sectors intersect. He helps businesses with strong value propositions of enhancing learning and/or career opportunities for learners/talent or creating efficiencies in the delivery of these services. Given his training in education policy and industry experience within one of the largest global education companies, Zack provides thesis-driven, strategic advice with an emphasis on delivering long-term value for his clients and their constituencies.
Most recently, Zack was Head of Corporate Development and Mergers & Acquisitions at Adtalem Global Education. Prior to Adtalem, Zack was a Managing Director at Lazard where he focused exclusively on the education sector. Zack’s professional history also includes roles as a Director at BMO Capital Markets, and a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (f/k/a Banc of America Securities). He started his investment banking career at Wells Fargo (f/k/a Wachovia Securities).
Zack serves on the Board of Trustees of the United Church of Christ Chicago Theological Seminary and the HKS Fund Executive Council of the Harvard Kennedy School.
Zack holds both a Master of Public Administration with a focus on education policy from Harvard University, and a Master of Business Administration in accounting and finance from the University of Chicago. He earned a Bachelor of Science with honors in chemical engineering from the University of Houston.
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has represented Orva in its partnership with Trilantic North America
Lincoln International has represented Turn/River Capital and the other shareholders of Huddle on its sale to Ideagen plc, a leading supplier of regulatory and compliance software
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Jade Leaf, LLC, a high-growth brand of organic Japanese matcha green tea products, was acquired by HPH II Investments Master Fund, LP together with its related entities
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that The Jordan Company has entered a growth equity partnership with Summit Partners in Syndigo
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Spectrio, LLC, a portfolio company of Bertram Capital Management, has been sold to The Jordan Company, L.P.
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised AnGes, Inc. on its acquisition of EmendoBio, Inc., a leader in next-generation novel nuclease discovery and gene editing technologies, at a valuation of $250 million
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Mad Engine, LLC in securing a controlling investment from Platinum Equity
Lincoln International is pleased to announce Audax Private Equity has sold Protective Industrial Products to Odyssey Investment Partners
Perspectives by Zack Shah
Lincoln Shares Insights about “Quality vs. Mediocrity” in Education
One area where the two panelists represented arguably “middle-of-the-road” philosophies for their respective parties and agreed that the discussion around Pre-K-12 schools and the education of our children should not be […]
The 2020 Back-to-School Conundrum for Education Investors
After six months, we feel confident in saying that 2020 will go down as one of the most unique years in the history of education investing. COVID-19 has impacted every element of […]
New Generation of Investment Opportunities in Human Capital Management Result from COVID-19
Few would disagree that 2019 was a candidate driven market when it came to hiring. With low unemployment and the underlying health of the economy sound, employers had to compete not only […]
Teaching Without Classrooms: Education Investing in a COVID-19 World
Despite significant gains in online, or distance, learning over the last ten years, COVID-19 has enormously and irrevocably altered the education landscape in 2020. Technology adoption in primary and secondary schools, widely […]
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