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

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 […]

Meet our Senior Team With Consumer Expertise

David Houser

Managing Director

Chicago

Global Leadership for Consumer Industry Connections