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We provide the perspective to succeed in an increasingly interconnected, globalized economy. With deep industry knowledge, timely market intelligence and strategic insights, we help our clients achieve excellent results and strive to outperform their highest expectations – of us, and of themselves.

Distribution Market Update Q4 2018

2018 was an active year for M&A in the Distribution market across numerous sub-verticals. Both strategic and private equity buyers remained very active.

Commerce Enablement Market Update Q4 2018

The Commerce Enablement sub-sector experienced significant M&A activity in 2018.

Chemicals
Chemicals DealReader Q4 2018

Lincoln extends expertise in Chemicals & Materials with two premier transactions in Q4 2018.

Restaurants DealReader 2H 2018

The restaurant industry experienced a more encouraging end to 2018, highlighted by seven months of consecutive same store sales growth from June through December, compared to 2017, which posted positive same-store sales […]

Education Technology & Services Market Update Q4 2018

Education Technology & Services M&A activity was particularly strong in 2018, driven primarily by industry consolidation and increasing private equity interest in the space.

Facilities Services Market Update Q4 2018

LTM Q4 2018 revenue and EBITDA generally increased across the FS Index, with average growth of 4.4% and 2.3%, respectively.

Waste Services Market Update Q4 2018

Lincoln International expects M&A activity – and valuations – in the Waste Services market to remain strong in 2019.

Packaging Quarterly Review Q4 2018

The fourth quarter of 2018 saw continued momentum and M&A activity across all packaging markets.

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.

Explore the Lincoln Middle Market Index
EMS Quarterly Report Q4 2018

There were 31 EMS transactions recorded in 2018, up significantly from the 21 recorded in 2017.

Environmental Services Market Update: Q3 2018

Lincoln International Environmental Services Stock Index increased 5.6% in Q3 2018.

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