Mark Barrow has joined mid-market advisory Lincoln International as a managing director, in charge of the fim’s UK business. He previously was with Dresdner Kleinwort, and before that spent 10 years with Close Brothers Corporate Finance.
Lincoln International, a leading international mid-market advisory firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Barrow as Managing Director to lead its UK Private Equity Advisory business.
Mark Barrow brings considerable experience to the role having worked for 10 years at Close Brothers Corporate Finance and recently at Dresdner Kleinwort. Mark has a deep knowledge of private equity advisory and has worked with many mid-market private equity groups, including 3i, AAC Capital, Alchemy, Bridgepoint, Cognetas and Duke Street Capital.
The appointment re-unites Mark Barrow with former colleague Darren Redmayne, the UK CEO of Lincoln International. The two worked together closely at Close Brothers where they jointly founded and built a highly successful mid-market private equity advisory business.
Commenting on the move, Mark Barrow said, “Market uncertainty often presents opportunities. Many of Lincoln’s competitors are taking the short term decision to de-emphasise private equity clients. Now is an excellent time for us to develop further a leading international mid-market advisory firm with a strong private equity focus.”
He continued, “I am also excited about working with Darren again to deliver a market-leading advisory proposition to our private equity clients and realise our goal of further establishing Lincoln International as a leading name in the London market. Much has already been achieved since opening the London office in 2008 and I am very much looking forward to being part of the firm’s future growth.”
Darren Redmayne is equally enthusiastic: “Hiring Mark is terrific news for both Lincoln’s London office and our private equity clients. His appointment captures what Lincoln International is all about – hiring the very best people in each of our areas of focus and providing them with support and freedom to grow the business.”
Commenting on Lincoln’s upbeat assessment of the London market, Jim Lawson, Co-Chairman of Lincoln International summarised:
“Clearly there is less traditional M&A, particularly sell-side, around and our private equity clients’ needs have changed. However, at Lincoln International we are prepared to take a long-term approach and support our clients in a variety of ways tailored to their current needs, including taking on very challenging mandates and applying our international resources. Regardless of the size, type or challenges of the transaction, we are committed to delivering the best results. With this philosophy there remains plenty of advisory business. We have been working flat out completing public and private deals since the day we opened the London office last year and it shows no signs of letting up.”
About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specialises in merger and acquisition services, debt advisory services, UK pension advisory services and providing fairness opinions and valuations for leading organisations involved in mid-market transactions. With offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, Paris, Tokyo and Vienna, and strategic partnerships with China Everbright in China and ICICI Securities, Inc. in India, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in the key global economies. The organisation 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. More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at www.lincolninternational.com.