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Better Together: How JVs and Partnerships Should Contribute to Business Goals

Marc van Grondelle and Emma Blackley of Lincoln’s global Joint Ventures & Partnering practice unpack why JVs, partnerships and other forms of business collaboration are becoming more important, yet are so often […]

King & Spalding Food & Beverage Webinar | Key Issues in 2020

Aaron Goldstein, Lincoln International Managing Director, joined King & Spalding and a panel of other food & beverage experts to discuss what to expect in the sector in 2020. Complete form to […]

Crain’s Chicago Business Excerpt | 2019 Record Year for Dealmaking

Originally published by Crain’s Chicago Business on February 3, 2020 | Excerpt from interviews with four firms that operate mainly in the middle market Investment banks gain in 2019 Chicago’s middle-market investment […]

Investors Take a Bite into the UK and European Dentistry Markets

Memories of nightmarish childhood trips to the dentist appear to be a thing of the past for investors as they rush to capitalise on the dentistry market in record numbers. Whilst a […]

Financing Markets: A Look Into 2020

In 2019, middle market lending was characterized by heavy competition and favorable market conditions for borrowers. This environment has persisted for several years, with many lenders commenting they can’t see how the […]

The Next Generation of Cloud Infrastructure Expands New Areas for Emerging Vendors, Strategic Buyers and Institutional Investors

The US Department of Defense recently awarded a $10B technology contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure to Microsoft. This contract allows for modernization of our government’s technology as much of today’s […]

Mergers & Acquisitions Excerpt | What’s ahead for M&A in 2020? We ask 8 advisors

Originally published by Mergers & Acquisitions on December 27, 2019 | Excerpt from interviews with eight bankers and other advisors for their outlook on M&A in 2020 What’s ahead for M&A in […]

Looking to 2020, 8 in 10 PE Firms Prioritize Deploying Capital

Recent survey of more than 160 global private equity investors uncovers key trends heading into 2020.

Lincoln MMI Q3 2019

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
Q&A: Identifying the Non-Cyclical Sectors Most Resistant to a Potential Recession

Original post from Pitchbook on December 5, 2019 here.                                                […]

Lincoln’s Middle Market Valuations Database Request

Every quarter, Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group values between 1,600 to 1,800 privately held companies owned by private equity groups. At the end of every quarter Lincoln anonymizes and aggregates a wide […]

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