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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
U.S.-China tensions, tariffs and tightening regulations
Tension and tariffs drives Chinese M&A activity to markets outside the U.S. Mounting tension between Washington, D.C. and Beijing are top of mind in the dealmaking climate. As tariffs continue to dominate […]
Mergers & Acquisitions magazine Q&A Excerpt: Chris Stradling Shares Outlook
Originally published by Mergers & Acquisitions on May 28, 2019 | Excerpt from interviews with eight M&A advisors serving the mid-market Buyers should specialize, recommends Christopher Stradling, Lincoln International What is your […]
Janki Lalani Gandhi Q&A – Women In Dealmaking
Janki Lalani Gandhi, Lincoln Managing Director, was interviewed by The DealRoom about her experiences and achievements in investment banking and women in dealmaking. View full Q&A from The Deal Room here.
Key Ingredients of Highly Valued Food & Beverage Brands
Published by Food Dive on May 13, 2019 In 2018, there were more than 600 mergers and acquisitions in the food and beverage sector. A lot of buzz is created when a […]
Recent Transactions In Consumer
Lincoln International has advised NCH Corporation in the sale of Hero Pet Brands to Manna Pro, a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
Lincoln International acted as the financial advisor to Atlantic Street Capital in the sale of Alex Apparel to Versa
Lincoln is pleased to announce that Avanti Products (Avanti), a portfolio company of Gen Cap America (Gen Cap), has been sold to The Legacy Companies (Legacy)
Lincoln is pleased to announce that West Chester Protective Gear has been sold to Protective Industrial Products, a portfolio company of Audax.
Meet our Senior Team With Consumer Expertise
Global Leadership for Consumer Industry Connections
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 | 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 | CEO Russia & CISMoscow