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Better Together: Forging Partnerships to Achieve Business Goals (Part 2)

Marc van Grondelle and Emma Blackley of Lincoln’s global Joint Ventures & Partnering practice unpack why JVs and partnerships are so often overlooked and how to execute them without mishap. Why is […]

Distribution Quarterly Review Q3 2019

While current M&A activity remains high relative to historical levels, a confluence of factors impacting the distribution sector has led to a slight decline in transaction volume year-over-year.

EMS Quarterly Review Q3 2019

A major trend that we are witnessing across the electronics space and certainly for EMS providers is the ongoing Electronics Supercycle, which is driving demand for electronics content.

Auto Parts E-commerce Continuing to Hit on all Cylinders

Merger and acquisition activity within the auto aftermarket continues to showcase robust growth driven by strong industry fundamentals. The U.S. light vehicles in operation and miles driven continue to increase across an […]

Waste Services Market Update Q3 2019

M&A activity in the waste services market remains strong in Q3 across most sub-sectors, and notably in solid waste, wastewater and brokerage.

Facilities Services Market Update Q3 2019

The facilities services sector experienced a very active third quarter of 2019, highlighted by the significant number of closed transactions, as well as the number of assets currently in the market.

Appetizing Investing in Unbranded Food Manufacturers

Published by Food Dive on October 16, 2019 The food industry is rich with investment opportunities, many of which are in unbranded food. Changes in consumer preferences are creating growth companies in […]

Packaging Quarterly Review Q3 2019

The packaging sector experienced a very active third quarter of 2019, highlighted by the significant number of closed transactions, as well as the number of packaging assets currently in the market.

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. New for this quarter, the index also includes equity values of mid-market companies.

  • 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.

Explore the Lincoln Middle Market Index
Better Together: Forging Partnerships to Achieve Business Goals (Part 1)

Marc van Grondelle and Emma Blackley of Lincoln’s global Joint Ventures & Partnering practice unpack why JVs and partnerships are so often overlooked and how to execute them without mishap. When are […]

InspiredInsider Interview | Food & Beverage Brands

Aaron Goldstein shares his perspectives on the attributes of highly valued food & beverage brands in this InspiredInsider interview at the Sweets & Snacks Expo. Topics discussed include brand authenticity, sales velocity, […]

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