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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
Q&A: Identifying the Non-Cyclical Sectors Most Resistant to a Potential Recession
Original post from Pitchbook on December 5, 2019 here. […]
Auto Parts E-commerce Continuing to Hit on All Cylinders
Merger and acquisition activity within the auto aftermarket continues to showcase robust growth driven by strong industry fundamentals. The U.S. light vehicles in operation and miles driven continue to increase across an […]
Appetizing Investing in Unbranded Food Manufacturers
Published by Food Dive on October 16, 2019 The food industry is rich with investment opportunities, many of which are in unbranded food. Changes in consumer preferences are creating growth companies in […]
InspiredInsider Interview | Food & Beverage Brands
Aaron Goldstein shares his perspectives on the attributes of highly valued food & beverage brands in this InspiredInsider interview at the Sweets & Snacks Expo. Topics discussed include brand authenticity, sales velocity, […]
Recent Transactions In Consumer
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Focusrite plc has agreed to acquire Martin Audio (Optimal Audio Group Limited), representing Lincoln’s third professional audio transaction in 2019
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has represented an affiliate of Sun Capital on its acquisition of National Tree Company
Lincoln is pleased to announce that it has advised Accord Management on the sale of Pool Service to BlueGem Capital Partners
Lincoln advises Bridges Fund Management on the financing of its acquisition of énergie Fitness
Meet our Senior Team With Consumer Expertise
Global Leadership for Consumer Industry Connections
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 | CEO GermanyFrankfurt
I form close relationships with my clients to understand their needs and ultimately help them achieve their strategic goals.
Managing Director | CEO ChinaBeijing
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