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

Food & Beverage DealReader Q3 2018

Q3 2018 showed significant, unusually high activity involving corporate carveouts.

Change is on the Menu for Restaurants

The Restaurants industry is evolving as fast as it ever has, with globalization, changing consumer preferences and technology increasingly impacting concepts across the dining spectrum: from QSR to fine dining.  Restaurants are […]

The Millennial Impact on Consumer Investment

It’s not a millennial moment, it’s a movement. While the millennial generation is blamed for everything from lower birth rates to declining mayonnaise sales, one thing is clear: they are a major […]

It’s Not Innovate or Die; It’s Innovate or Buy

The retail industry isn’t dying, it’s changing. While store closures and bankruptcy headlines are still prevalent, consumer sentiment in September 2018 reached the second-highest level since 2004, according to the University of […]

Investment in the Consumer Sector

Lincoln Managing Directors discuss enthusiasm for M&A in the consumer sector and how rapid change is acting as a catalyst for investment and innovation.

The Changing Dynamics of Retail

Lincoln Managing Directors discuss the evolution of retail and how companies are integrating technology and unique experiences to remain relevant and importantly – competitive.

Changing Consumer Preferences

Managing Directors in Lincoln’s Consumer Group, share how Millennials are influencing preference shifts in the Consumer sector overall.

Restaurants DealReader 1H 2018

Restaurant traffic remains challenging with only two months in 1H 2018 experiencing expansion of customer traffic as calculated by the RPI Customer Traffic Indicator

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.

  • 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
Food & Beverage DealReader Q2 2018

In Q2, the food retail sector showed a quarterly improvement for the first time in twelve months, a result of improved share prices of large UK supermarkets.

Food & Beverage DealReader Q1 2018

During Q1 2018, there were 61 announced M&A transactions involving the acquisition of North American food and beverage targets, down 25% compared to Q1 2017

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