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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.

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.

Education Technology & Services Market Update: Q2 2019

The top subsector stock performer in Q2 2019 was institutions / workforce solutions, up 2.0% quarter-over quarter

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.

EMS Quarterly Review Q2 2019

There were 6 EMS transactions recorded in Q2 2019, representing a decrease from the 9 recorded in Q2 2018 and down from the 10 transactions recorded in Q1 2019.

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.                                                      […]

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 […]

Q&A: How competition for software deals has changed auction process dynamics in the TMT space

View original post from Buyouts on May 28, 2019 here. Scott Twibell is a managing director and co-head of the TMT group at Lincoln International. Twibell’s global team completed nearly 110 transactions in […]

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
EMS Quarterly Report Q1 2019

There were 10 EMS transactions recorded in Q1 2019, representing an increase from the 6 recorded in Q1 2018 and the same number as the transactions in Q4 2018.

Commerce Enablement Market Update Q1 2019

Despite recent macroeconomic uncertainty and increased volatility in the public markets, M&A activity within the sector is expected to be robust.

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