Daily News: March 19, 2013

Lincoln International Names Healthcare Managing Director

Lincoln International, a mid-market investment bank, said it has strengthened its healthcare investment banking practice with the addition of Barry Freeman as managing director.

Since the launch of its healthcare group in 2010, Lincoln International’s global healthcare team has grown to more than 25 professionals worldwide. Lincoln International’s Global Healthcare Group focuses on serving companies in the following sectors: provider services, medical devices and products, diagnostics and research tools, contract services and process outsourcing.

Freeman, a 20-year veteran of investment banking and principal investing, brings broad healthcare services experience, including many cross-border transactions, to his role at Lincoln International. Freeman was most recently with Summer Street Capital, where he served as the head of its healthcare group, and prior to that position he spent 14 years with Lazard Middle Market, and its predecessor Goldsmith Agio Helms, where he led both its healthcare services group and its Chicago office.

Freeman joins a seasoned and growing team of managing directors in Lincoln International’s Chicago office, including Michael Weber and Nick Konstantinou, who joined Lincoln International’s healthcare practice in late 2012 from BB&T Capital Markets, where they co-led the healthcare practice. Lincoln International initially launched its healthcare practice in January 2010, with managing director Shahab Fatheazam, previously head of the healthcare practice at GCA Savvian, who leads the group.

Lincoln International also recently expanded its healthcare practice in Europe with the addition of Attila Kravecz, previously in the Healthcare M&A groups at HSBC and Dresdner Kleinwort, in its Frankfurt office to cover the healthcare sector in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux region. Kravecz has 15 years of experience in healthcare M&A and is a strong addition to the global healthcare team.

“Lincoln International’s focus on the healthcare sector in the last three years reflects its commitment to serving its broad range of clients in growth sectors in the world’s key economies,” said Jim Lawson, chairman of Lincoln International.