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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 clients achieve excellent results and strive to outperform their highest expectations – of us, and of themselves.

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.

Q&A: Reviewing key trends in M&A and technology that will shape 2019

View original post from Pitchbook on December 11, 2018 here. The M&A cycle has persisted remarkably, with the evolution of technology from a vertical into a horizontal playing a key role in underpinning […]

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.

EMS Quarterly Report Q4 2018

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

Does a Correction Loom? Why This Time Wouldn’t Look Anything Like 2008

It’s been a bumpy ride of late as 2018 fades into the rearview mirror and we charge ahead into 2019. From see-sawing public debt and equity markets, the government shutdown, tariffs and […]

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
Environmental Services Market Update: Q3 2018

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

Human Capital Management Services Market Update Q3 2018

Companies in the HR Technology Services index are trading up an average of 52.6% over the last 12 months.

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