Debt Advisory

Through our debt advisory services, we design innovative financing solutions to help clients realize their strategic objectives.

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  • $6 billion
    capital advised on in 2020
  • 200+
    capital raise assignments since 2015

In Business to Advance Business

Lincoln International applies entrepreneurial spirit and expertise to help our clients grow. Our debt advisory services team has a proven track record of helping clients achieve their capital-raising objectives. Focused exclusively on the mid-market, we have insight on current market terms and trends. We have built strong relationships with a wide range of lending institutions, including commercial banks, debt funds and asset-based loan providers, which we leverage for our clients.

Areas of Focus

  • Acquisition financings
  • Post-acquisition financings
  • Refinancings / expansion capital
  • Dividend recapitalizations
  • Sell-side (“stapled”) financings

True Advisors & Partners

To optimize your success when pursuing capital-raising objectives, you need the right advisor. Our team helps navigate through challenging situations and “storied credits,” including cross-border/multi-currency facilities, proprietary deals with limited information, rapid timetables, acquisition financing in competitive auctions and dividend recapitalizations that return all invested equity (or more).

You’ll gain access to our relationships with over 500 capital sources worldwide and partner with engaged, senior-level support and a team of bankers with deep experience. Our Debt Advisory team enhances certainty of closing by generating multiple capital structure alternatives. We strive to provide clients with transparency and control over the financing process and instill confidence in the financing and terms via our robust process.

Integrity, trust and teamwork drive how we work with clients and with each other. Through extensive industry knowledge and strategic insights, we connect organizations to opportunities.

Since the recession, the main shift within the U.K. debt markets has clearly been the emergence of debt funds as prominent finance providers to the mid-market. Some market participants are currently considering bringing unitranche and ABL structures to the European markets. These structures are popular in the U.S., and it will be interesting in the next few years to see whether they will gain traction in the U.K. and the rest of Europe.
Aude Doyen
Managing Director, Lincoln International

Perspectives & Publications

The Latest Trends in Global Financings

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, Lincoln International’s global Capital Advisory Group hosted a webinar to discuss market insights from the 20+ financing transactions Lincoln has completed to date in 2021.… Read More

Dividend Recap Activity Reaches All-Time High

What drives this activity and what risks do boards face? As the initial economic fallout from COVID-19 dissipated towards the end of 2020, the drought of dividend recaps in 1H20… Read More

Webinar | European Insights, Spring 2021: Key Takeaways from our Capital Advisory, M&A, and Valuations & Opinions Groups

With one quarter of 2021 under our belts, Lincoln’s capital advisory, M&A and valuation & opinions professionals convened in a recent webinar to discuss current trends and their outlook for… Read More

Software Financings and the Rise of the Non-Bank Lending Market

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Lincoln International hosted a webinar to discuss the latest trends in software financings. With a shift in the market towards non-bank lenders, software businesses that… Read More

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