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Distribution Quarterly Review Q2 2019

The first half of 2019 yielded significant M&A activity across numerous subsectors within the distribution market, especially among large global corporates and private equity firms.

Education Technology & Services Market Update: Q2 2019

The top subsector stock performer in Q2 2019 was institutions / workforce solutions, up 2.0% quarter-over quarter

The Evolving U.S. Pet Retail Landscape & Broader Impact on Pet Sector

The pet retail sector continues to generate strong momentum against a backdrop of numerous favorable industry trends: The “pets as family” trend is as strong as ever, with 95% of pet owners […]

An Overview of the Lincoln Middle Market Index

The Lincoln Middle Market Index is a first-of its kind quarterly index that tracks the enterprise value of more than 1,300 privately held, mid-market portfolio companies for  approximately 100 sponsors and lenders. […]

Consumer Demand for Personalization Drives Consolidation in MarTech Sector

Eight in 10 consumers will only use a brand’s promotions if they are tailored to previous interactions. To improve personalization of content, brands are developing or acquiring new MarTech capabilities.

Packaging Quarterly Review Q2 2019

The packaging sector saw significant M&A activity, especially among large global corporates and private equity firms, in Q2 2019.

EMS Quarterly Review Q2 2019

There were 6 EMS transactions recorded in Q2 2019, representing a decrease from the 9 recorded in Q2 2018 and down from the 10 transactions recorded in Q1 2019.

Facilities Services Market Update Q2 2019

LTM Q2 2019 revenue and EBITDA generally increased across the Facilities Services Index, with average growth of 5.6% and 5.0%, respectively.

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
Managed Security Service Providers Combat Sophisticated Cybercriminals

The global cybersecurity market has grown tremendously—from $4 billion in 2004 to more than $120 billion in 2017. The Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) market is no exception—it is expected to grow […]

Key Trends in Cybersecurity Dealmaking

View original document from Pitchbook here.                                                      […]

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