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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60+

business services transactions completed in 2023

58%

business services M&A transactions with private equity acquirers in 2022

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 Institutions & Services

  • Asset Management
  • Asset Servicing
  • Insurance Services
  • Insurance Underwriting
  • 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 & 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

Information Technology Services Year-End 2023 Report

Lincoln International is pleased to present the latest issue of its Information Technology Services Year-End Report.

Human Capital Services Market Update Year-end 2023

2023 ended with an increasingly optimistic tone as investor confidence built in the “soft landing” scenario in the U.S. late in 2023. All the subsectors within Human Capital Services tracked… Read More

Distribution M&A: Outlook on 2024

The distribution sector has faced a series of challenges initiated and driven by the COVID-19 epidemic over the past several years. These have included changes directly attributable to the epidemic,… Read More

Facilities Services Market Update Q4 2023

After a series of declining quarters since 2021, Q4 2023 marks the first uptick in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in nearly two years, with approximately 7,000 deals closed, according… Read More

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