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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 […]

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 […]

Education Technology: Investors Don’t Have to go Back to School to Find Success

Technology now permeates schools—both in the classroom and out—at every age, to enrich the learning experience and prepare students for the modern, digital world.

Human Capital Management: Implementing Technology to Make the Workplace Human Again

As organizations focus on attracting and retaining top talent, C-Suite executives turn to innovative and intelligent Human Capital Management (HCM) technology solutions to engage, optimize, improve and retain their workforce.

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.

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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