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The Stork Delivers: Opportunities Abound in Fertility Market

It is becoming increasingly common for couples to marry and have children later in life. In the U.K., the median age of mothers having their first child in 1999 was 26; today […]

Tying the Knot: auto suppliers should follow the OEMs’ example and partner up to meet industry demands

The auto industry continues to undergo radical transformation as the impact of electrification, autonomous driving and ride sharing gains pace. To address these new technologies, players in the auto industry—both at the […]

Drilling Down on Industrials: Spotlight on Consumable Tools

With bumpy markets leaving investors wondering how much longer the bull market can run, private equity sponsors are on the hunt for companies they can hold onto throughout the next economic cycle. […]

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Strong Momentum for the German M&A Market in 2020 Despite a Challenging Economic Environment

Originally published in M&A Review, Sep. 2019 Amid growing levels of political and economic uncertainty across Europe, the number of M&A deals with German involvement decreased by more than 10% in the […]

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 […]

Education Technology: Investors Don’t Have to go Back to School to Find Success

Technology now permeates schools—both in the classroom and out—at every age, to enrich the learning experience and prepare students for the modern, digital world.

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.

Distribution Quarterly Review Q2 2019

The first half of 2019 yielded significant M&A activity across numerous subsectors within the distribution market, especially among large global corporates and private equity firms.

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
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

Key Trends in Cybersecurity Dealmaking

View original document from Pitchbook here.                                                      […]

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