transactions across consumer sectors
global consumer experts
mid-market advisor in consumer
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 as a middle market investment bank and extensive industry relationships, inform and enable our advice and solutions for our clients. We are a global investment bank, 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
TransPerfect | Dynamics Driving Mergers and Acquisitions in the COVID Era
Originally published by TransPerfect on August 13, 2021. The pandemic has really shaken things up, and the ripple effects continue to alter the business landscape. To understand how it’s affecting the… Read More
Summer of Spending: Opportunity for Investors as UK Leisure Industry Rebounds
With the UK falling in and out of lockdown since March 2020, the Bank of England is anticipating the biggest surge in household spending since 1988 upon the planned reopening… Read More
Differentiated Pet Food Brands Fetch High Multiples: Guidance for Sector Entrepreneurs
For investors, the recession resilient nature of the pet sector and its strong performance through multiple economic cycles has long been notable. Most recently, the pandemic solidified the sector’s resilience… Read More
Navigating the Companion Animal Sector: Pet & Animal Health Investment
Pet ownership has been steadily rising in recent years as people around the world brought companion animals into their homes. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, even more consumers… Read More
Recent Transactions in Consumer
Lincoln International is pleased to have represented CapMan Buyout in the divestment of Solera Beverage Group to the listed beverage company Royal Unibrew
Lincoln International is pleased to announce Mad Engine a portfolio company of Platinum Equity has acquired a controlling stake in Fifth Sun
Lincoln International has exclusively advised Vendis Capital and Fatboy management on the sale to Calligaris Group
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that PetHonesty has secured a majority investment from Vestar Capital Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Compass Diversified (NYSE: CODI) has sold Liberty Safe to an affiliate of Monomoy Capital Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Livingbridge has acquired World of Books, the UK’s leading online re-seller of second-hand books
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that GEI and management have sold Coeurdor, a European leader in luxury metal parts, to Swiss-listed Oerlikon
Meet our Senior Team with Consumer Expertise
I am enthusiastic about creating sustainable growth and the highest value for our clients, and strive to leave a positive footprint beyond any successful M&A transaction.
Managing Director | Management Board MemberFrankfurt
I enjoy leading clients and realizing their objectives, while structuring solutions to issues that are both intriguing and challenging.
Managing Director | Head of SwitzerlandZurich
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 | Chairman of the Management Board | CEO GermanyFrankfurt
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