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Lincoln promotes four to MD

Lincoln International has promoted Michael Fisch, Christopher Stradling, Alysia Tan, and Christine Tiseo to managing director. Combined they have over 40 years of experience with Lincoln International.


Lincoln International, a leading global, mid-market investment bank, today announced the promotions of Michael Fisch, Christopher Stradling, Alysia Tan, and Christine Tiseo to Managing Director, effective immediately. These promotions further expand the firm’s capabilities across several key product groups. Each of these individuals started as an associate with Lincoln International and then promoted to VP, Director and now Managing Director. Combined they have over 40 years of experience with Lincoln International.

Michael Fisch joined Lincoln International in 2004 and is a senior member of the firm’s Valuations & Opinions Group. Michael has over fifteen years of mergers and acquisitions, debt advisory and valuations experience. During his career at Lincoln International, he has managed valuation and financial advisory assignments in a variety of sectors, and has been an integral member of the firm’s growing Valuations & Opinions Group which is a leading provider of valuations of alternative and illiquid debt and equity investments for business development companies, private equity firms, hedge funds and other financial institutions. Mr. Fisch received his BS from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, his Master of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a certified public accountant.

Christopher Stradling joined Lincoln International in 2005 and is a senior officer in Lincoln International’s Global Consumer Group. Mr. Stradling leads the firm’s efforts in soft-goods and auto-aftermarket while also bringing extensive experience in other consumer segments such as home furnishings, direct-to-consumer, sporting goods and packaged foods. Mr. Stradling is very active in marketing the services of Lincoln International. In his nearly nine years at the firm, he has advised on transactions involving leading private equity groups, seasoned entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Stradling received his BS from Northern Arizona University and his MBA from Harvard Business School and previously worked as a certified public accountant.

Alysia Tan joined Lincoln International in 2001 and is a key leader in the administration and operations of Lincoln International. Ms. Tan began her career at Citibank and worked on investment banking transactions from 1996 to 2005. Subsequently, she has leveraged her professional expertise to oversee personnel management and development, staffing, management reporting, firm marketing and advertising at Lincoln International. She is a member of the North American Operating Committee and coordinates various initiatives with the firm’s offices outside of North America. Ms. Tan earned her BA from Northwestern University and her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Christine Tiseo joined Lincoln International in 2004 and is a dedicated senior member of Lincoln International’s Debt Advisory Group. Ms. Tiseo has been a key contributor to the growth of the firm’s Debt Advisory Group, where she has played an essential part in approximately 40 capital raising transactions over her 10 year tenure and has managed key client relationships. Ms. Tiseo’s primary area of expertise is advising private equity and corporate clients on the structuring and arranging of debt capital to complete acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, refinancings and dividend recapitalization. She maintains strong relationships with a wide network of financing sources, enabling her to provide issuers with financing solutions tailored to their specific needs. Ms. Tiseo received her Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is also a chartered financial analyst.

Jim Lawson, Chairman of Lincoln International, said, “The promotion of these four outstanding individuals to Managing Director in four different areas of the firm is a testament not only to their recognized expertise, but also to Lincoln’s commitment to growth and expansion. I am highly confident that as owners of the firm, each of them will continue to be excellent advisors to their clients and leaders in the firm.”

“The expertise of our Managing Directors has contributed greatly to the consistent growth and success of our firm and staff, which grew nearly 15% in 2013,” added Robert Barr, CEO of Lincoln International North America. “These promotions are a reflection of the strength of our professional staff and our dedication to the quality of our transaction capabilities.”

About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With fifteen offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest.