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Q&A: How labor market growth, export of services and horizontalization across verticals are driving opportunity

View original post from Pitchbook on February 25, 2019 here.                                                 The […]

Lincoln International Releases Q4 Middle Market Index, Private Middle Market Companies Generated Greater Equity Returns Than The S&P

Private middle market companies generated greater equity returns than the S&P and proved less volatile than public markets Lincoln International released the Q4 2018 issue of its Lincoln Middle Market Index (Lincoln MMI). The Lincoln […]

Q&A: Reviewing key trends in M&A and technology that will shape 2019

View original post from Pitchbook on December 11, 2018 here. The M&A cycle has persisted remarkably, with the evolution of technology from a vertical into a horizontal playing a key role in underpinning […]

China | European M&A Opportunities

Deal insights for Chinese and European business leaders from Lincoln’s investment banking advisors.

Brexit Impact on UK M&A

As the deadline for the UK to leave the European Union edges ever closer, the M&A market has been outperforming expectations. According to the recent Mergermarket Trend Report, UK M&A transaction value […]

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, […]

Best Practices for Chinese Investors Entering Europe

Chinese investment into Europe is on a roll. In the first half of 2018, China invested nine times more into Europe than North America, reaching $20 billion in deals, according to Baker […]

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.

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WBBM Noon Business Hour Podcast: Record M&A Activity

 Rob Brown, Lincoln Managing Director and CEO, North America, discusses the economic factors and other dynamics that are driving a very active 2018 for M&A and how a slow down might […]

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 […]

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