Joint Ventures & Partnering

Our team’s unique combination of hands-on JV and partnering experience and investment banking expertise helps clients find and attract the right partner, identify and create the right structure, and set up and run their combined business ventures successfully from Day One to managed exit.

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  • >40 years
    of combined team experience

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

What We Do

Strategic option reviews

Partner criteria and search

Create and setting up new arrangements

Diagnostic health checks


Exit / dilution negotiations

Insights & Publications

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, for critical […]

Better Together… or Apart? Solutions for Struggling Joint Ventures and Minority Stakes in Portfolio Companies

As the world battles COVID-19 and businesses experience cash constraints, underperforming joint ventures and minority stakes will come under the microscope. Following evaluation, there are usually two basic options: 1. Exit the partnership […]

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 […]

Meet our Senior Team

Meet our Senior Team with Joint Ventures & Partnering Expertise