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

Tying the Knot: auto suppliers should follow the OEMs’ example and partner up to meet industry demands

The auto industry continues to undergo radical transformation as the impact of electrification, autonomous driving and ride sharing gains pace. To address these new technologies, players in the auto industry—both at the […]

Joint Venture & Partnering InSight Q1 2019

More and more partnering going on in the technology-driven, disruptive businesses sought after by many PE firms. Read more

Joint Venture & Partnering InSight April 2018

Using a joint venture to unlock value on exit. Read more

Joint Venture & Partnering InSight December 2017

Spotlight on joint ventures in India. Read more

Meet our Senior Team With Joint Ventures & Partnering Expertise