transactions completed in consumer over past 10 years
increase in consumer transactions over pror year
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.
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
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
Recent Transactions in Consumer
Lincoln International has advised on the sale of Ziyad Brothers to an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that The Calida Group has agreed to sell Millet Mountain Group to Inspiring Sport Capital and a private investor
Lincoln International advised VR Equitypartner and co-investors on raising financing for the acquisition of a majority stake in Heizungsdiscount24
Lincoln International has advised Graham Partners on the sale of Giraffe Foods to Symrise AG
Lincoln International advised Juggernaut Capital Partners on the sale of Dapple Baby to Eleeo Brands
Lincoln International advised Woodland Foods on securing a majority investment from Graham Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Fazoli’s System Management, a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners, has been sold to Fat Brands Inc.
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Premium Retail Services has been sold to Acosta
Meet our Senior Team with Consumer Expertise
I have a hands-on approach and bring energy, creativity and passion to every client transaction.
I am enthusiastic about creating sustainable growth and the highest value for our clients, and strive to leave a positive footprint beyond any successful M&A transaction.
Managing Director | Management Board MemberFrankfurt
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 | Global CEO | GP-DirectorChicago
Building long-term relationships is key for me personally – I want to be the advisor of trust for my clients.
Dr. Michael Drill
Managing Director | CEO Germany | Chairman of the Management BoardFrankfurt
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 | CEO North AmericaChicago