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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 […]

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 […]

The Early Innings of Tariff Impact

Trade tensions between the U.S. and large trading partners like China are increasing. While the future of trade policy and tariffs is less than certain, the impact on middle market M&A is […]

Investment in the Consumer Sector

Lincoln Managing Directors discuss enthusiasm for M&A in the consumer sector and how rapid change is acting as a catalyst for investment and innovation.

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
The Changing Dynamics of Retail

Lincoln Managing Directors discuss the evolution of retail and how companies are integrating technology and unique experiences to remain relevant and importantly – competitive.

Changing Consumer Preferences

Managing Directors in Lincoln’s Consumer Group, share how Millennials are influencing preference shifts in the Consumer sector overall.

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