transactions across consumer sectors
global consumer experts
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.
Our professionals are skilled at highlighting the product, merchandizing, brand and distribution characteristics that drive top value for leading consumer product companies.
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.
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.
Recent Transactions In Consumer
Lincoln International represents Bantam Bagels, LLC in its sale to Lancaster Colony Corporation
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that BuildASign, LLC, a portfolio company of PWP Growth Equity, has been sold to Cimpress N.V.
Lincoln International advises Halloren Schokoladenfabrik on the sale of Weibler Confiserie Chocolaterie to United Chocolate Group
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Walker Edison Furniture Company, LLC, owned by founders, Brad Bonham and Matt Davis, and Caltius Structured Capital, has been sold to J.W. Childs Associates, L.P.
Meet our Senior Team With Consumer Expertise
Global Leadership for Consumer Industry Connections
My goal is to inspire and motivate our people to make a true impact with their clients, their colleagues and their communities.
Managing Director | CEO North AmericaChicago
Building long-term relationships is key for me personally – I want to be the advisor of trust for my clients.
Managing Director | CEO GermanyFrankfurt
I form close relationships with my clients to understand their needs and ultimately help them achieve their strategic goals.
Managing Director | CEO ChinaBeijing
To play a role in defining the new economic reality of Russia and helping to develop the financing infrastructure of the Russian economy is what moves me.
Managing Director and CEO Russia & CISMoscow
My approach to building a relationship with each and every client begins and ends with trust. I want to be viewed as a true advisor, focused on our client’s long-term success.
Managing Director | President North AmericaChicago