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

Transportation & Logistics Services

  • Aviation Services
  • Contract Logistics
  • Cross Border Logistics
  • eCommerce Logistics
  • Freight Brokerage
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Healthcare / Pharma Logistics
  • Managed Transportation
  • Marine Services
  • Middle / Final Mile Logistics
  • Rail Services
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Specialized Trucking
  • Supply Chain Technology
  • Technology & Software
  • Temperature Controlled Logistics
  • Time Critical Logistics
  • Warehousing & 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

2024 Lincoln International Transportation & Logistics Luncheon

We recently hosted a Transportation & Logistics Luncheon in New York, gathering industry leaders and private equity professionals for networking and a panel discussion. The event facilitated a rich exchange… Read More

Facilities Services Market Update Q1 2024

After a series of declining quarters since 2021, Q1 2024 marks another acceleration in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, with ~7,200 deals closed, according to S&P Global. This represents an… Read More

“Leader to Leader” Series

The Leader to Leader video series turns up the dial on rich conversations with prominent leaders – from business owners and entrepreneurs to investors and CEOs – highlighting their stories… Read More

FreightWaves | Logistics M&A Market Looks Brighter in 2024

Originally posted on FreightWaves on March  6, 2024. Gaurang Shastri, Managing Director in our Business Services Group, recently discussed the 2024 mergers and acquisitions market in FreightWaves’ 3PL Summit. Watch… Read More

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