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
Lincoln International Brings Global Emphasis to Restaurant Investment Banking
Consumer Group Director, Charles Walder, recently contributed his perspectives about Lincoln’s global connectedness for Restaurants Finance Monitor. He discusses the variety services Lincoln delivers in the restaurant sector including investment banking advisory […]
Janki Lalani Gandhi Q&A – Making Investment Banking a More Attractive Career for Women
Janki Lalani Gandhi, Lincoln Managing Director, shares her thoughts for Grant Thornton’s Change Champions program about the importance of diversity both in investment banking and the consumer sector. Topics discussed include talent […]
Restaurants DealReader 2H 2018
The restaurant industry experienced a more encouraging end to 2018, highlighted by seven months of consecutive same store sales growth from June through December, compared to 2017, which posted positive same-store sales […]
Food & Beverage DealReader Q3 2018
Q3 2018 showed significant, unusually high activity involving corporate carveouts.
Recent Transactions In Consumer
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.
Lincoln International represents Coats Group plc in the sale of its North America crafts business to Spinrite, a portfolio company of Comvest Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Orbit Irrigation Products and Hydro-Rain have been sold to Platinum Equity
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