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2022 Summer Associate, M&A

Lincoln International, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco

A Global Investment Bank with a Passion for the Mid-Market


We are trusted investment banking advisors to business owners and senior executives of leading private equity firms and public and privately held companies around the world. Our advisory services include mergers and acquisitions, debt advisory, growth equity and restructuring for the mid-market. We also provide valuations and fairness opinions and joint ventures advisory services. As one tightly integrated team of more than 600 professionals across 16 countries, we offer an unobstructed perspective, backed by superb execution and a deep commitment to client success. With extensive industry knowledge and relationships, timely market intelligence and strategic insights, we forge deep, productive client relationships that endure for decades. Connect with us to learn more at www.lincolninternational.com.

At Lincoln International, we know that the success of our global organization is a direct outcome of the strength of our people. We encourage diversity of thought and create talent density by attracting, retaining and engaging high performers from all demographics, backgrounds and perspectives. We value diversity, equity and inclusion as a catalyst to foster innovation and creative problem solving, access the best candidates and adapt to a highly dynamic, competitive environment. We know that employing a diverse team and valuing the unique perspectives of our people allows us to better understand and serve the needs of our clients.

Lincoln International is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Associate Role

Lincoln International is seeking Summer Associates to join our M&A practice. Summer Associates generally work in the firm’s Chicago, New York or Los Angeles office while interacting with our global team. 

The Summer Associate position at Lincoln International involves interacting closely with the firm’s senior bankers and clients’ senior executives. Our Associates are heavily involved in every aspect of an M&A transaction and ultimately, master the ability to execute a deal from start-to-finish. Given our global platform, Summer Associates also receive a high level of exposure to international clients and buyers, thus further enhancing their experience. 

Lincoln International continuously provides our Summer Associates with opportunities beyond typical roles in order to accelerate professional development and maximize career trajectory. Key responsibilities include the following: 

  • Performing financial analysis and valuations
  • Conducting industry research
  • Identifying and contacting potential buyers or acquisition targets
  • Preparing confidential information memoranda and management presentations
  • Hosting visits of potential buyers at client facilities
  • Supporting senior bankers in negotiations
  • Assisting during the due diligence and closing process Key responsibilities also include preparation of materials and active participation in new business meetings, and contributing to the internal strengthening of our firm.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Fluent in accounting and finance and strong business acumen
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Assertive, self-motivated and desire to succeed in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Prior M&A, capital raising or investment banking experience is preferred, but not required
  • Candidate must be in progress on an MBA from top-tier program (2023 Graduation) and hold an outstanding academic record

Additional Information

Lincoln International is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status.

About Lincoln International

About Us Lincoln International is all about providing outstanding service and outcomes for our clients and great careers for our staff. Key to our achieving these goals is outperforming our competitors. Key to outperforming is our culture of excellence, entrepreneurship, teamwork, integration and integrity. Excellence - we set high standards and pursue them intensely Entrepreneurial - we are innovative and creative Team-oriented - we work in teams and focus on success as a team Integrated – we share all our resources across all our geographies Integrity – we run our business with openness, honesty, respect and fairness Our strategy for outperforming even our best competitors is to evaluate and engineer the right mix of entrepreneurism and team work in each and every situation. In summary, Lincoln International provides superior results for our clients and better careers for our staff because we constantly apply our culture of “Using Ingenuity to Outperform”.

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