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Capital Sources beyond Consumer Spending: Key Considerations for Retail to Thrive in a Challenged Environment

RETAIL TO CONTINUE TO BE IMPACTED IN A POST-COVID WORLD In several earlier COVID-19 articles, we addressed a number of topics including how retailers could address COVID-19’s impact on consumer spending, the […]

The Next Course for UK Chain Restaurants

During the month of August, Britons were encouraged to dine out through the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday participating restaurants offered a 50 percent discount, up […]

From Handbags to Athleisure, European Private Equity Investors Splurge on Luxury

Twenty years ago, Net-a-Porter (now YNAP following merger with Italy’s Yoox) started selling high-end fashion online. While its entrance to the luxury goods market was met with reluctance, it paved the way […]

As COVID-19 Impacts Consumer Behavior, Investors Remain Hungry for Food & Beverage Acquisitions

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the globe, food & beverage consumption at home has increased significantly. Rising demand has caught the attention of private equity investors with capital ready to deploy and corporate […]

As Outdoor Recreation Increases, So Does Opportunity for Investors

Over the past several years, an increasing number of US consumers have focused on living healthier lifestyles, driving growth for active and outdoor recreation sectors. This trend has continued despite COVID-19, shelter […]

CNBC Squawk Box Feature | Should Amazon Buy Macy’s?

View original post from CNBC on June 30, 2020 here. As brick-and-mortar shops maintain over 80% of retail sales, e-commerce platforms are exploring opportunities to take a slice of that revenue. Lincoln International’s […]

E-commerce and the Compression of Retail Disruption

In recent years, the consumer shopping experience was already experiencing rapid upheaval with e-commerce growing from 6.5% of total retail sales in 2014 to 11.0% in 2019(1); COVID-19 only accelerated the disruption […]

Awakening of the Healthcare Consumer

Since the beginning of the Information Age, there has been discussion around the importance, emergence, and empowerment of the health care consumer. This has been enabled and driven by rapid acceleration of […]

Perspectives on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought unprecedented change to the world. Experts from Lincoln’s industry and service groups and 16 countries share here the implications resulting from Coronavirus.

Because news and information about the virus shifts often, this microsite will be updated frequently to share the latest – or evolving – perspectives from Lincoln’s investment banking advisors.

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Consolidation in Automotive Services Set to Accelerate with COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the way people behave and how businesses operate. As part of those changes, society has also altered the way it moves. More specifically, in the post-COVID […]

Pet Sector M&A Insights and the Implications of COVID-19

In times of market volatility and economic downturns, investors gravitate to certain recession-resistant sectors.  Generally, the pet care category grew through the Great Recession when compared to the broader economy, making the […]

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