transactions completed in consumer over past 10 years
increase in consumer transactions over pror year
of consumer transactions were cross-border
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 in the private markets 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
Reality Check: Assessing Private Equity’s 2022 Predictions
In Q4 2021, Lincoln International surveyed nearly 400 private equity investors on their expectations for dealmaking in the year ahead. In the three quarters since, public equity markets have seen… Read More
Pet Trends Impacting M&A in 2022
The pet industry has evolved significantly over the past few years with several trends impacting the way pet product brands, manufacturers, retailers, customers and investors view the sector. In 2020,… Read More
Reuters | Beauty and the Inflation Beast
Originally published by Reuters on August 17, 2022 Ashleigh Barker, Director in Lincoln’s Consumer Group, explains why the beauty industry experiences strong resiliency. Click here to read the original article.
Lincoln Private Market Index Experiences First Decline Since Q1 2020
Public market volatility driven by heightened recession fears trickled to private market enterprise values in Q2 The Lincoln Private Market Index (Lincoln PMI), the only index that tracks changes in… Read More
Recent Transactions in Consumer
Lincoln International has advised Cerea Partners on the sale of its investment in In Store Display to management and Indigo Capital
Lincoln International advised Novax, subsidiary of Axel Johnson, to enter into an exclusivity agreement with Louis Francois
Lincoln International advised Sustainable Beef on its partnership with Walmart, CoBank and Farm Credit Services of America to finance the development of a sustainable, beef processing facility.
Lincoln International advised Atlantic Street Capital on a single asset continuation vehicle transaction involving Zips Car Wash
Lincoln International advised Azalea Capital on the sale of Ark Naturals to Antelope, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors
Lincoln International advised Gehl Food & Beverage, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, on its refinancing and its acquisition financing of Crescent Dairy
Lincoln International advised Alcuin Capital Partners, ICG Enterprise Trust and Isfield Investments on the sale of The Groucho Club to Artfarm
Lincoln International advised Aurelius on its agreement to acquire Footasylum from JD Sports
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