Consumer

Our team brings passion, deep industry relationships and transaction expertise to deliver great outcomes for leading consumer companies.

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transactions across consumer sectors

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global consumer experts

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global advisor for consumer M&A

Changing Market Dynamics Drive Opportunity

Our team stays at the forefront of the latest trends in how consumers, live, think and shop across geographies, demographics and social strata. These insights, coupled with our experience and industry relationships, inform and enable our advice and solutions for our clients. We are inspired by the exciting changes in the consumer marketplace: the boom in ecommerce, the explosion in new, better-for-you food and beverage products, changing uses of retail spaces, the opportunities available through global sourcing expertise and the importance of the consumer experience in dining and leisure activities.

Sector Focus

Consumer Products

Our professionals are skilled at highlighting the product, merchandizing, brand and distribution characteristics that drive top value for leading consumer product companies.

Consumer Services

The services sector is the fastest growing segment of the consumer economy. We understand the expertise required of service companies and how to position differentiated service offerings.

Fashion, Beauty & Apparel

High demand for accessible, on-trend fashion apparel and accessories, as well as beauty and personal care products, is driving significant investment opportunity across the sector.

Food & Beverage

Our expertise is essential to positioning food companies for maximum value. Trends in better-for-you foods, changing preferences and new distribution methods have created enormous opportunities for agile companies in the sector.

Retail & Restaurants

Our clients rely on our deep sector expertise and on-trend insights about consumer shopping and dining preferences. Our team has the unique ability to position winning platforms for excellent results.

Travel & Leisure

Growing discretionary income and the expanding global middle class are driving dramatic increases in travel and leisure spending. We assist clients in capitalizing on consumer behaviors and change in this sector.

Lincoln’s execution expertise, access to key decision makers, industry knowledge and process guidance proved invaluable throughout the sale process.
Ashish Rughwani
Partner, Dominus
Consumer

Perspectives & Publications

Change is on the Menu for Restaurants

The Restaurants industry is evolving as fast as it ever has, with globalization, changing consumer preferences and technology increasingly impacting concepts across the dining spectrum: from QSR to fine dining.  Restaurants are […]

The Millennial Impact on Consumer Investment

It’s not a millennial moment, it’s a movement. While the millennial generation is blamed for everything from lower birth rates to declining mayonnaise sales, one thing is clear: they are a major […]

It’s Not Innovate or Die; It’s Innovate or Buy

The retail industry isn’t dying, it’s changing. While store closures and bankruptcy headlines are still prevalent, consumer sentiment in September 2018 reached the second-highest level since 2004, according to the University of […]

Investment in the Consumer Sector

Lincoln Managing Directors discuss enthusiasm for M&A in the consumer sector and how rapid change is acting as a catalyst for investment and innovation.

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