Joint Ventures & Partnering

Built on extensive experience, Lincoln advises on all types of joint ventures and partnerships to maximize value for our clients.

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Aligned for Future Success

Our advisors are strategic thinkers who know how to build and unlock value and performance. Our joint ventures and partnering professionals work in close collaboration with industry experts within Lincoln to help our clients find the right partner, structure the right deal, avoid operational pitfalls and manage partner relationships effectively. Lincoln is one of the only global investment banks to offer joint ventures and partnering advisory services.

Our more than 40 years of combined practical experience and insight bring real value to private equity, financial institutions, mid-cap and large corporations, and sovereign wealth funds.

Areas of Focus

  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic alliances
  • Minority stakes
  • Consortia

Spectrum of Solutions

Create and Set Up

  • Challenge commercial goals, timescales and priorities
  • Help find the right partner; clarify and align joint objectives
  • Design practical, tailored structure, governance and operating model
  • Shape and coordinate negotiations
  • Challenge and strengthen proposed draft contracts
  • Plan and / or execute set-up and implementation

Optimize or Refresh

  • Conduct rapid health check on deals in progress
  • Review existing problematic JVs / partnerships and generate solutions
  • Revisit ways of working in mature collaborations to broker a fresh start

Reset or Exit

  • Help sell the case for change to the partner
  • Resolve conflict and set on a course for growth
  • Design / deliver change without reopening negotiations
  • Identify and appraise options — turnaround, new partner, carve-out, exit, etc.
  • Develop and execute reset or exit to maximize value

Insights & Publications

Partnering to Survive Today – and Thrive Tomorrow

The record levels of dry powder at the beginning of 2020 led to predictions of robust M&A activity. However, COVID-19 has thrown investors and businesses a curveball. Debt financing is proving harder […]

Better Together: Critical Early Steps Towards JV and Partnership Success

Marc van Grondelle and Emma Blackley of Lincoln’s global Joint Ventures & Partnering practice unpack why JVs and partnerships are so often overlooked and how to execute them without mishap. Why is […]

Better Together: How JVs and Partnerships Should Contribute to Business Goals

Marc van Grondelle and Emma Blackley of Lincoln’s global Joint Ventures & Partnering practice unpack why JVs, partnerships and other forms of business collaboration are becoming more important, yet are so often […]

2019 Record Results

The more than 500 global professionals of Lincoln International are pleased to share with you the results of a very successful 2019. Click here to view our 2019 highlights. To explore any […]

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