Lincoln International, a leading global, mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Lee-Seifert as Managing Director in Frankfurt starting November 1st, 2018. David will Co-Head the Industrials Team in German-speaking Europe with particular focus and expertise in the Packaging, Packaging Solutions and Materials sectors.
David has over 14 years of Investment Banking and Corporate Finance transaction experience in the Industrials sector. Prior to joining Lincoln International, David was in the Industrials Team at BNP Paribas in Frankfurt focusing on M&A and ECM projects in the Capital Goods and Packaging sectors for the EMEA region. From 2016, David was primarily responsible for the strategic M&A and ECM dialogue with multinational public and private companies, family-owned businesses and financial sponsors in the Packaging sector. During this time, David has successfully closed M&A transactions with a total deal value of approx. Euro 2 billion. Before BNP Paribas, David was in the Corporate Finance Team for German-Speaking Europe at Société Générale in Frankfurt, as well as at Rothschild and Merrill Lynch in London, where David advised on numerous cross-border M&A and Capital Markets transactions.
The Industrials sector represents a significant priority of the global Industrials teams at Lincoln International. In 2017, Lincoln International was the most active industrials investment bank globally based on number of industrials transactions (MergerMarket). David joins at an increasingly busy time for the firm – the global economy continues to gain momentum, public market (and buyer) performance is sustainably positive, and capital is increasingly available. These factors are all driving a continued thirst for growth. Add those dynamics to a backdrop of policy changes around the world and ongoing technology disruption and the result is an opportune time for global industrial M&A.