transactions across consumer sectors
global consumer experts
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.
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
E-commerce and the Compression of Retail Disruption
In recent years, the consumer shopping experience was already experiencing rapid upheaval with e-commerce growing from 6.5% of total retail sales in 2014 to 11.0% in 2019(1); COVID-19 only accelerated the disruption […]
Awakening of the Healthcare Consumer
Since the beginning of the Information Age, there has been discussion around the importance, emergence, and empowerment of the health care consumer. This has been enabled and driven by rapid acceleration of […]
Consolidation in Automotive Services Set to Accelerate with COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the way people behave and how businesses operate. As part of those changes, society has also altered the way it moves. More specifically, in the post-COVID […]
Pet Sector M&A Insights and the Implications of COVID-19
In times of market volatility and economic downturns, investors gravitate to certain recession-resistant sectors. Generally, the pet care category grew through the Great Recession when compared to the broader economy, making the […]
Recent Transactions In Consumer
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Sauer Brands, a portfolio company of Falfurrias Capital Partners, in connection with its acquisition of Chicago Custom Foods
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the sale of International Cookware, the leading kitchenware manufacturer under the Pyrex® brand in EMEA
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it advised AURELIUS in the sale of GHOTEL Group to Art-Invest Real Estate
Lincoln is pleased to announce that it has represented Gorilla Commerce in its partnership with Trilantic North America
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
I am delighted to be part of the tremendous growth story and outstanding partnership culture at Lincoln International and to contribute my network and experience to the success of the firm and its clients.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Lincoln International AGFrankfurt
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