Investment Bank for the Consumer Industry

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

30+

global consumer experts

Top 5

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.

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

Moneycontrol | Warburg Pincus-Backed Biba Apparels Picks Bankers for 2022 IPO

Originally published by Moneycontrol on January 10, 2022. Lincoln International’s Gaurav Marathe, Managing Director and CEO India,  discusses  the rise of IPO candidates in the apparel and clothing segment with Moneycontrol.… Read More

How the Asian Supply Chain is Impacting U.S. Businesses, and What That Means for M&A Activity

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the fragility of supply chains in what has become a highly globalized and complex trade market. It exposed companies’ inability to adjust to demand and multi-faceted… Read More

“Play On” – Investing in the Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Experience Economy

As we come to terms with the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s fair to say we have entered a new age in the consumer economy. While nearly all… Read More

Real Deals | Consumer Business on Verge of Breaching Covenants

Originally published by Real Deals on September 27, 2021, by Simon Thompson. Private consumer businesses in the UK and Europe are close to breaching their lenders’ covenants. That is according to… Read More

Meet our Senior Team with Consumer Expertise

David Houser

Managing Director

Chicago

Global Leadership