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
Differentiated Pet Food Brands Fetch High Multiples: Guidance for Sector Entrepreneurs
For investors, the recession resilient nature of the pet sector and its strong performance through multiple economic cycles has long been notable. Most recently, the pandemic solidified the sector’s resilience… Read More
Navigating the Companion Animal Sector: Pet & Animal Health Investment
Pet ownership has been steadily rising in recent years as people around the world brought companion animals into their homes. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, even more consumers… Read More
As the British Palate Diversifies, Investors Capitalize on South Asian Food Supplier Sector
While the UK’s grocery market has experienced little growth in recent years, the authentic South Asian cuisine market—offerings that incorporate ingredients, spices and food staples from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh—has… Read More
For Western Brands, When Chinese Consumers Buy, Chinese Investment Follows
When Solid Gold, a U.S.-headquartered pet food brand, began selling its gut-healthy pet food through e-commerce giants JD.com and Tmall.com in China, little did they know that they may have… Read More
Recent Transactions in Consumer
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that GEI and management have sold Coeurdor, a European leader in luxury metal parts, to Swiss-listed Oerlikon
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Apax Partners has acquired Nulo from Main Post Partners and CAVU Venture Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Orienta Capital Partners on the acquisition financing of a majority stake in Cristallina Holding S.p.A.
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Walker Edison Furniture Company, a leading data-driven e-commerce provider of home furnishings, has received a significant minority equity investment from Blackstone Tactical Opportunities
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has supported Berlin Brands Group in raising new funding to buy and scale up third-party Amazon Marketplace brands
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Wheat Parent, Inc. (Wheat Montana), a portfolio company of River Associates Investments, has been acquired by Tilia Holdings, LLC
Lincoln International, working with co-advisor Discount Capital, is pleased to announce that Cardo Systems, a portfolio company of Fortissimo Capital, has been sold to EMK Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Weaver Leather, a niche market leader with enthusiast brands in the equine, pet, leather crafting, arborist, livestock and construction markets, was sold to Blue Point Capital Partners
Meet our Senior Team with Consumer Expertise
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 | 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 | Chairman of the Management Board | CEO GermanyFrankfurt
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