Investment Bank for Business Services Clients

We provide customized solutions and strive to achieve optimal results for clients who develop and deliver services to end users in a variety of industry verticals.

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>35

global business services professionals

195+

transactions since 2015

>1/4

of transactions are cross-border

Committed to Serving Our Clients

As a leading middle market investment bank, we are  immersed in the constantly evolving, rapidly growing service-based economy. Our breadth of transactional, operational and technical experience enables us to intuitively communicate the underlying dynamics in key subsectors and generate the excellent outcomes for our clients’ individual needs.

Business Services Framework

Sector Focus

Commercial & Industrial Services

  • Energy, Power & Infrastructure
  • Environmental
  • Facilities
  • Food
  • Laundry, Linen & Uniform
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
  • Physical Security & Safety
  • Printing & Graphics
  • Rental

Professional & Human Capital Services

  • Architecture & Design
  • Audit & Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Engineering
  • IT Integration & Resale
  • Research
  • Risk Management & Brokerage
  • Staffing, Search & Talent Management
  • Test, Measurement & Certification

Information Services

  • Agency & Consumer Engagement
  • B2B Media
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Digital Media Services
  • Ecommerce Enablement
  • Interactive Marketing
  • Marketing Technology
  • Software as a Service
  • Training & Education
  • Transaction Processing

Technology & Education Services

  • Digital Content & Curriculum
  • LMS / CMS / SIS
  • Personalized Learning Tools
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Outsourced Support Services
  • Value-Added Content Publishers
  • Alternative Education Providers
  • Continuing Education & Certification
  • Corporate Training
  • For-Profit Education Providers

Distribution

  • Automotive & Truck
  • Building Products
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Products
  • Electrical / Electronics
  • Food / Foodservice
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • IT / Communications Equipment
  • Janitorial / Sanitation
  • Office Supplies
  • Plastics & Packaging
Lincoln was everything that we thought they would be when we hired them to run our sale process. Finding a partner that would fit our culture was of the utmost importance and Lincoln delivered on this objective as well as all of our goals.
Dan Cassidy
CEO, KeyImpact
Business Services

Perspectives & Publications

Human Capital Management Services Market Update Q4 2019

The human capital services sector saw another strong quarter of performance in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Waste Services Market Update Q4 2019

M&A activity in the waste services market remains strong and Lincoln International expects the high pace of consolidation activity to continue in 2020 given strong underlying industry fundamentals, continued growth in the […]

Facilities Services Market Update Q4 2019

The market remains strong in the facilities services sector with quality assets trading at premium valuations

Distribution Quarterly Review Q4 2019

2019 was an active year for distribution M&A, outpacing 2018 deal activity despite concerns regarding the impact of tariffs and shifts in buyer sentiment during the year.

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