Lincoln International has hired Bob Lockwood to lead the firm’s coverage of the internet and digital media sector. Mr. Lockwood will be based in Lincoln’s New York office and will be part of its technology, media and telecom (TMT) group.
Mr. Lockwood has 25 years of investment banking experience and has advised private equity and venture capital backed companies on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt private placements, initial public offerings, and other advisory areas. His expertise spans multiple internet sectors including advertising and marketing technology and services; e-commerce; travel and hospitality technology; digital content; and media and entertainment technology.
“Bob is a trusted advisor in the TMT sector and we are extremely pleased to have him join our group after Lincoln’s record year, with over 30 transactions closed in the sector in 2018,” said Scott Twibell, managing director and co-head of Lincoln’s TMT Group. “He joins at a time of great momentum and will be immediately instrumental in our efforts to bring unique perspective, strategic advisory and compelling outcomes to our clients’ engagements.”
Before joining Lincoln, Mr. Lockwood was with Raymond James from May 2009 to November 2018. Most recently, he led its internet and digital media practice that was housed within its technology and services group. Earlier in his career, he was a managing director at investment bank Lane Berry & Co. which was acquired by Raymond James in 2009. At Lane Berry he was a managing director and senior member of its technology sector team.
“We are very excited to have Bob join our TMT Group in the midst of such incredible growth,” said Rob Brown, Lincoln’s CEO, North America. “Our team includes more than 40 global professionals, 12 of which are managing directors who are capitalizing on the disruption and transformation technology is driving in all sectors. Bob’s expertise will further strengthen our capability and we look forward to his contributions.”
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. The firm also provides fairness opinions, valuations, and joint venture and partnering advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. Lincoln has 20 offices in the Americas, Asia, and Europe and is headquartered in Chicago (www.lincolninternational.com).
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