Jim Lawson is Chairman and Global Co-CEO of Lincoln International, a trusted investment banking and financial services company. In his role, Jim focuses on driving the company's global strategy and new initiatives, recruiting and managing senior bankers, and interacting with firm clients. Since Jim co-founded the firm in 1996, Lincoln International has grown into a firm with more than 20 offices in 16 countries that ranks as one of the 10 most active mid-market M&A advisors in the world. With more than 30 years of experience marketing and negotiating acquisition of businesses across a variety of industries, Jim brings deep training, understanding and perspective to create tailored recommendations for clients. He has served on the board of directors of both publicly traded and privately-owned businesses, domestically and internationally. Jim has also advised on acquisitions, both public and private, as well as provided fairness opinions and other forms of valuations.
1981 - 1990
1977 - 1979
Jim not only has extensive experience as an advisor, but also understands the viewpoint of entrepreneurs and owners.
Throughout his career, he has completed over 100 merger and acquisitions transactions in a variety of industries.
In these roles, Jim has gained insight on the issues facing entrepreneurs, senior management of established companies, and boards of directors.