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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77

business services transactions completed in 2021

>60%

global transaction growth over prior year

Committed to Serving Our Clients

As a leading investment banking advisory firm, 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

Distribution

  • Automotive and Truck
  • Building Products
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Products
  • Electrical / Electronics
  • Food / Foodservice
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • IT / Communications Equipment
  • Jan/San
  • Office Supplies
  • Plastics and Packaging

Education Services

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

Facilities & Commercial Services

  • Cleaning
  • Electrical & Mechanical
  • Fire & Life Safety
  • Food
  • HVACR
  • Landscaping
  • Laundry & Linen
  • Parking
  • Pest Control
  • Printing & Graphics
  • Security & Safety

Financial Services

  • Asset Management
  • Insurance Services
  • Payments
  • Specialty Finance
  • Traditional Banking Products & Services
  • Wealth Management

Government Services


Infrastructure, Utility & Industrial Services

  • Data Centers
  • Electric & Gas Utilities
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Marine
  • Outsourced Repair, Maintenance & Overhaul
  • Power Management & Efficiency
  • Railways
  • Rental
  • Specialty Construction & Contracting
  • Test, Measurement & Certification
  • Telecom, Fiber & Data
  • Transportation
  • Water & Wastewater

IT Services

  • Cloud & IT Infrastructure
  • Digital Transformation
  • Integration
  • Outsourced Software Development
  • Reselling
  • Managed Services
  • Unified Communications & Networking

Logistics & Transportation Services

  • Aviation Services
  • Contracted Transportation
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Intermodal / Drayage
  • Last Mile Logistics
  • LTL / TL Brokerage
  • Marine Services
  • Outsourced Logistics Services
  • Rail Services
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Third Party Logistics
  • Warehouse & Fulfillment

Marketing & Information Services

  • Agency Services
  • B2B / B2C Media
  • Business Intelligence
  • Commerce Enablement
  • Consumer Loyalty & Engagement
  • Customer Acquisition & Performance-Based Marketing
  • Data Management & Analytics
  • Digital Advertising & Marketing
  • Experiential Marketing & Events

Professional, IT & Human Capital Services

  • Business & Knowledge Process Management
  • Consulting
  • Engineering
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Legal
  • Research & Scientific
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Staffing & Search
  • Talent Management & Development
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

Distribution Quarterly Review Q3 2022

Public markets and the overall economy faced the same headwinds as in prior periods, with price inflation remaining stubbornly high even as supply chain snarls began to ease, employment growth… Read More

Lincoln’s Latest

In Q3 2020, Lincoln International introduced Lincoln’s Latest video series. Experts from across industries, services and geographies, share perspectives on current trends, recent observations and future outlooks through this video… Read More

Education Technology & Services Market Update: Q3 2022

Unlike 2021, the education mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market in 2022 has seen some rather dramatic changes since January.

Facilities Services Market Update Q3 2022

After a series of record-breaking quarters throughout 2021, Q3 2022 marks another slight deceleration in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, approximately 7,500 deals closed, according to S&P Global. Overall, we remain… Read More

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