Joint Ventures & Partnering

Our team’s combination of hands-on joint ventures (JVs) and partnering experience along with investment banking expertise helps clients find the right strategic outcome for their business.

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  • >40 years
    of combined specialist experience
  • >12 countries
    represented in partnering deals and exits

Unparalleled Experience and Practical Expertise

Our specialist team has helped create and run many complex business collaborations both across industries and in banking. Our knowledge of what works in practice equips us to help clients select the most fitting deal and operating model, plan thoroughly and avoid typical pitfalls.

Our specialist global partnering team works seamlessly with Lincoln’s industry and functional experts to help assess options, overcome challenges and streamline progress towards our clients’ goals.

Areas of Focus

  • Strategic alliances
  • Collaboration and partnership agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate venturing models
  • Minority stakes
  • Consortia

What We Do

Choosing and Creating New Structures / Models

We identify and assess options best suited to deliver on objectives.

Partner Criteria and Search

We pinpoint specific needs and characteristics to conduct a focused partner search.

Governance and Control

We help negotiate the means of effective control (e.g., to enable consolidation).

Diagnostic Health Checks

We strengthen protections (pre-deal) or find the source of issues and practical ways to resolve them (post-deal).


We provide independent reviews and diplomatic interventions to get problem JVs back on track.

Exit / Dilution Negotiations

We help assess options, provide recommendations and oversee value-enhancing action plans.

Insights & Publications

For Western Brands, When Chinese Consumers Buy, Chinese Investment Follows

When Solid Gold, a U.S.-headquartered pet food brand, began selling its gut-healthy pet food through e-commerce giants and in China, little did they know that they may have… Read More

Across the Table Podcast | Healthcare Private Equity

Barry Freeman, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Healthcare Group, joins Geoff Cockrell, host of the Across The Table podcast, and McGuireWoods associate, Trey Andrews, to discuss the growing shift toward home… Read More

With Ample Dry Powder on the Sidelines, Private Equity Investors’ Top Priority in 2021 is Deploying Capital to Quality Companies

Economic Uncertainty Leads to a Heightened Focus on Portfolio Company Management Teams Looking to 2021, 88% of private equity (PE) investors indicate their most important objective is deploying capital, a… Read More

Safeguarding the Smart Grid: Why Partnering Makes Sense for Utilities & Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Companies

The threat of cyberattacks has increased across the globe, with organizations seeing a 67% increase in the last five years. While protecting against cyberattacks is top-of-mind for nearly every business,… Read More

Meet our Senior Team

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