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

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

As the British Palate Diversifies, Investors Capitalize on South Asian Food Supplier Sector

While the UK’s grocery market has experienced little growth in recent years, the authentic South Asian cuisine market—offerings that incorporate ingredients, spices and food staples from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh—has… Read More

For Western Brands, When Chinese Consumers Buy, Chinese Investment Follows

When Solid Gold, a U.S.-headquartered pet food brand, began selling its gut-healthy pet food through e-commerce giants JD.com and Tmall.com in China, little did they know that they may have… Read More

Recent Transactions in Consumer

Meet our Senior Team with Consumer Expertise

David Houser

Managing Director

Chicago

Global Leadership