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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350+

transactions completed in consumer over past 10 years

>30%

increase in consumer transactions over pror year

>40%

of consumer transactions were cross-border

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 in the private markets 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

Beauty Independent | The State Of Indie Beauty

Originally published by Beauty Independent on May 4, 2022. Ashleigh Barker, Director in Lincoln’s Consumer Group, discusses the current condition of the indie beauty industry, the challenges brands face and… Read More

Banking on Beauty: Q&A with Lincoln Director Ashleigh Barker

Lincoln International recently welcomed Ashleigh Barker to the firm as a Director in the Consumer Group. Ashleigh comes to Lincoln with extensive experience advising beauty and personal care clients on… Read More

Five Macro Trends Driving Growth in Global Branded Pet Food

Pet ownership has surged in recent years as pets have become valued members of household families, yielding benefits such as companionship, improved mental health and others. Continued increased pet ownership,… Read More

Scale your Career: What Makes a Good Investment Banker Great?

For new analysts and associates, communication, collaboration and coordination are essential components of a successful investment banking career. Individuals who can communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues across title levels… Read More

Meet our Senior Team with Consumer Expertise

David Houser

Managing Director

Chicago

Global Leadership