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

Financing Markets: A Look Into 2020

In 2019, middle market lending was characterized by heavy competition and favorable market conditions for borrowers. This environment has persisted for several years, with many lenders commenting they can’t see… Read More

U.S.-China Tensions, Tariffs and Tightening Regulations

Tension and tariffs drives Chinese M&A activity to markets outside the U.S. Mounting tension between Washington, D.C. and Beijing are top of mind in the dealmaking climate. As tariffs continue… Read More

Does a Correction Loom? Why This Time Wouldn’t Look Anything Like 2008

It’s been a bumpy ride of late as 2018 fades into the rearview mirror and we charge ahead into 2019. From see-sawing public debt and equity markets, the government shutdown,… Read More

State of the Financing Market: Webcast

September 2017 webcast hosted by Lincoln’s Debt Advisory professionals, Ron Kahn, Bob Horak, Natalie Marjancik, Christine Tiseo, John Laws, Tim Blonn and Jon Paris. Click here to play webcast.

Meet Our Senior Team with Debt Advisory Expertise