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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 […]

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 […]

Consumers in Control & the Role of Brands

Lincoln Managing Directors discuss the way consumers are in the driver’s seat as it relates to branded and non-branded food companies.

How Retail is Performing Amidst Constant Change

Lincoln Managing Directors discuss brick & mortar retail approaches with the integration of technology.

How Companies are Mastering the Internet Economy

Lincoln Managing Directors discuss the evolution of consumer behavior and what it means for the economy.

U.S.-China tensions, tariffs and tightening regulations

Tension and tariffs drives Chinese M&A activity to markets outside the U.S. Mounting tension between Washington, D.C. and Beijing are top of mind in the dealmaking climate. As tariffs continue to dominate […]

Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine Q&A Excerpt: Chris Stradling Shares Outlook

Originally published by Mergers & Acquisitions on May 28, 2019 | Excerpt from interviews with eight M&A advisors serving the mid-market Buyers should specialize, recommends Christopher Stradling, Lincoln International What is your […]

Janki Lalani Gandhi Q&A – Women In Dealmaking

Janki Lalani Gandhi, Lincoln Managing Director, was interviewed by The DealRoom about her experiences and achievements in investment banking and women in dealmaking. View full Q&A from The Deal Room here.

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
Key Ingredients of Highly Valued Food & Beverage Brands

Published by Food Dive on May 13, 2019 In 2018, there were more than 600 mergers and acquisitions in the food and beverage sector. A lot of buzz is created when a […]

Lincoln International Brings Global Emphasis to Restaurant Investment Banking

Consumer Group Director, Charles Walder, recently contributed his perspectives about Lincoln’s global connectedness for Restaurants Finance Monitor. He discusses the variety services Lincoln delivers in the restaurant sector including investment banking advisory […]

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