Our Thinking

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.

EMS DealReader Q3 2018

There was an uptick in M&A activity in Q3 as investors seek to build stronger platforms and scale up to capture revenue growth opportunities.

Filling the Gap – How Private Enterprise is Tackling the Up-skilling and Re-skilling Challenge

Much has been written over the last several months and years about the looming divide between available jobs and the supply of candidates with the requisite skills to fill those jobs. Moreover, […]

Education Technology & Services Market Update Q3 2018

On average in Q3, EBITDA multiples for the subsectors increased 0.4x from the prior quarter and were up 2.7x on a year over year basis.

EMS Stock Index Q3 2018

EMS Stock Index Q3 Highlight – Small Index has increased 4.6% from last quarter. Read more

PE Firms Seeking Software

Software is powering everything from supply chains to healthcare, and private equity firms have taken notice. It’s well documented that private equity firms are sitting on more dry powder than ever before, […]

Commerce Enablement Market Update Q3 2018

Lincoln has 40+ active Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) engagements globally and has completed 65+ transactions in the past three years.

Commerce Enablement Market Update Q2 2018

The stock price indices for all segments of the commerce enablement sector outperformed the S&P 500 Index during Q2 2018

Education Technology Services Market Update Q2 2018

On average, EBITDA multiples for the subsectors increased 0.8x from the prior quarter and were up 1.8x on a year over year basis.

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
EMS Stock Index Q2 2018

EMS Stock Index Q2 Highlight – Small Index has increased 27.4% from last quarter. Read more

EMS DealReader Q2 2018

EMS consolidations accounted for 6 transactions in Q2 2018, or 67% of total activity, compared to 50% in the prior quarter

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