transactions across consumer sectors
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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
Global veterinary services market: on cloud canine
Pets are no longer just man’s best friend, but an increasingly integral member of the family unit. Owners are humanizing their pets, aspiring to provide the best comfort and health as they […]
U.S. Restaurant Owners’ Optimism Amidst Ongoing Challenges
While data through the first half of 2019 suggests that the restaurant sector continues to feel the lumps of changing consumer tastes (primarily around convenience) and certain economic challenges (like rising labor […]
The Evolving U.S. Pet Retail Landscape & Broader Impact on Pet Sector
The pet retail sector continues to generate strong momentum against a backdrop of numerous favorable industry trends: The “pets as family” trend is as strong as ever, with 95% of pet owners […]
Consumers in Control & the Role of Brands
Lincoln Managing Directors discuss the way consumers are in the driver’s seat as it relates to branded and non-branded food companies.
Recent Transactions In Consumer
Lincoln advises Bridges Fund Management on the financing of its acquisition of énergie Fitness
Lincoln is pleased to announce that Gourmet Foods has been sold to Gourmet Culinary Holdings, a portfolio company of AUA Private Equity Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised the shareholders, including its founders and Winona Capital, on the sale of the premier ski and golf sportswear brand KJUS to Acushnet Holdings Corp.
Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Focusrite plc during the acquisition process, working closely with the Board of Directors
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
My approach to building a relationship with each and every client begins and ends with trust. I want to be viewed as a true advisor, focused on our client’s long-term success.
Managing Director | President North AmericaChicago