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

Capital Sources beyond Consumer Spending: Key Considerations for Retail to Thrive in a Challenged Environment

RETAIL TO CONTINUE TO BE IMPACTED IN A POST-COVID WORLD In several earlier COVID-19 articles, we addressed a number of topics including how retailers could address COVID-19’s impact on consumer spending, the […]

The Next Course for UK Chain Restaurants

During the month of August, Britons were encouraged to dine out through the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday participating restaurants offered a 50 percent discount, up […]

Request Form: UK Restaurant Sector Analysis & Benchmarking

Select highlights Chained restaurants grew through last recession Sales at chained full-service restaurants grew each year during the last recession (whilst independents took 3 years to return to 2007 sales levels) and […]

From Handbags to Athleisure, European Private Equity Investors Splurge on Luxury

Twenty years ago, Net-a-Porter (now YNAP following merger with Italy’s Yoox) started selling high-end fashion online. While its entrance to the luxury goods market was met with reluctance, it paved the way […]

Meet our Senior Team With Consumer Expertise

David Houser

Managing Director

Chicago

Global Leadership for Consumer Industry Connections