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Q3 2018 Lincoln MMI Report

The Lincoln MMI demonstrates that privately held middle market companies are generating returns comparable to major public stock market indices, but with less volatility.

China | European M&A Opportunities

Deal insights for Chinese and European business leaders from Lincoln’s investment banking advisors.

Doctor’s Orders: Disruption Driving Deals

Remember when you had to wait to hail a cab, could only watch a show on a weekly basis and had to go to a store to buy groceries? That was less […]

Brexit Impact on UK M&A

As the deadline for the UK to leave the European Union edges ever closer, the M&A market has been outperforming expectations. According to the recent Mergermarket Trend Report, UK M&A transaction value […]

PE Firms Seeking Software

Software is powering everything from supply chains to healthcare, and private equity firms have taken notice. It’s well documented that private equity firms are sitting on more dry powder than ever before, […]

Change is on the Menu for Restaurants

The Restaurants industry is evolving as fast as it ever has, with globalization, changing consumer preferences and technology increasingly impacting concepts across the dining spectrum: from QSR to fine dining.  Restaurants are […]

Best Practices for Chinese Investors Entering Europe

Chinese investment into Europe is on a roll. In the first half of 2018, China invested nine times more into Europe than North America, reaching $20 billion in deals, according to Baker […]

WBBM Noon Business Hour Podcast: Record M&A Activity

 Rob Brown, Lincoln Managing Director and CEO, North America, discusses the economic factors and other dynamics that are driving a very active 2018 for M&A and how a slow down might […]

Gain Insight into the Mid-Market

We focus on the segment that powers the global economy: the mid-market. Our first-of its kind quarterly index tracks the enterprise value of more than 1,300 privately held, mid-market portfolio companies for approximately 100 sponsors and lenders.

  • Quarterly index provides a unique measurement of changes in enterprise value of private middle market companies
  • Provides a key benchmarking tool for private equity sponsors and institutional investors
  • Six key industry indices: Business Services, Consumer, Energy, Healthcare, Industrials and Technology
  • Shows high correlation to public U.S. stock markets but less volatility

The Lincoln MMI provide clients with unique access to information for measuring and benchmarking the performance of their companies and portfolios against several key indicators.

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M&A and Investment Climate Post Election of New Brazilian President

Confirming expectations, this week right wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro handily won the second round of the Presidential elections in Brazil, against left wing candidate Fernando Haddad, with a 55% to 45% majority. […]

Commerce Enablement Market Update Q3 2018

Lincoln has 40+ active Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) engagements globally and has completed 65+ transactions in the past three years.

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