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The Stork Delivers: Opportunities Birthed in Fertility Market

It is becoming increasingly common for couples to marry and have children later in life. In the U.K., the median age of mothers having their first child in 1999 was 26; today […]

Global veterinary services market: on cloud canine

Pets are no longer just man’s best friend, but an increasingly integral member of the family unit. Owners are humanizing their pets, aspiring to provide the best comfort and health as they […]

Tying the Knot: auto suppliers should follow the OEMs’ example and partner up to meet industry demands

The auto industry continues to undergo radical transformation as the impact of electrification, autonomous driving and ride sharing gains pace. To address these new technologies, players in the auto industry—both at the […]

Industry 4.0

Producing Value for a Growing M&A Market

Q&A: The State of Global Lending

View original post from Pitchbook on September 16, 2019 here.                                                 […]

Human Capital Management Services Market Update Q2 2019

Investor and M&A interest in the human capital management services sector remained strong in the second quarter of 2019.

Drilling Down on Industrials: Spotlight on Consumable Tools

With bumpy markets leaving investors wondering how much longer the bull market can run, private equity sponsors are on the hunt for companies they can hold onto throughout the next economic cycle. […]

Frankfurt
Strong Momentum for the German M&A Market in 2020 Despite a Challenging Economic Environment

Originally published in M&A Review, Sep. 2019 Amid growing levels of political and economic uncertainty across Europe, the number of M&A deals with German involvement decreased by more than 10% in the […]

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
Global dynamics drive hazards and opportunities in the Auto industry

As the economy shudders, dipping its toe into the waters of a recession, macroeconomic, regulatory and geopolitical trends have been disrupting the automotive industry, creating headwinds and pockets of opportunity in each […]

U.S. Restaurant Owners’ Optimism Amidst Ongoing Challenges

While data through the first half of 2019 suggests that the restaurant sector continues to feel the lumps of changing consumer tastes (primarily around convenience) and certain economic challenges (like rising labor […]

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