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Lincoln International recognizes the importance of understanding a client’s industry, value drivers, growth opportunities and challenges. Our dedicated Distribution Group possesses deep knowledge of the key attributes top-performing distributors utilize to drive value for their customers and shareholders.

With significant expertise across several verticals, Lincoln International’s Distribution team brings valuable knowledge, contacts and global resources to each distribution transaction. Lincoln International’s Distribution Group often partners with professionals from the firm’s other industry groups to offer clients the knowledge and perspective of both the underlying distribution business model, as well as deep end market and product expertise.

About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and joint venture and partnering advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With twenty offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm 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.

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riverside The Riverside Company / iAutomation

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor to The Riverside Company in its sale of iAutomation to Saw Mill Capital. iAutomation is the leading designer and distributor of highly engineered automation solutions for original equipment manufacturers. It helps customers to identify, select, procure, apply and operate sophisticated components used to automate machinery.
giner Inox de Cataluña / Buenaventura Giner

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor to Inox de Cataluña, S.L. in the sale of Buenaventura Giner, S.A. to IPH Group, owned by PAI Partners. Buenaventura Giner is the leading MRO service provider offering a wide range of industrial mechanical components and associated technical and logistics services.


wurth Würth Group / House of Threads

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive buy-side advisor to Künzelsau, Germany-based Würth Group in the acquisition of House of Threads, Inc., a Birmingham, Alabama-based provider of assembly material and other C-parts to OEM and commercial construction companies across Southeast U.S. and central Mexico. This is the second completed transaction for which Lincoln International has advised Würth Group as part of a larger advisory mandate to assist Würth Group on its acquisition program in North America. The first one was the acquisition of Iowa-based Des Moines Bolt Supply, Inc., a distributor of industrial fasteners and supplies, in October 2015.
shemin Centre Lane Partners / Shemin Nurseries 

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor to Centre Lane Partners and management in their sale of Shemin Nurseries, Inc. to John Deere Landscapes, which subsequently rebranded as SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. (NYSE:SITE). Shemin Nurseries is a leading distributor of landscape supplies and products for professional landscapers and contractors. 
impact Impact Products

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor to Impact Products in its sale to S.P. Richards, a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC). Impact Products is a market-leading virtual manufacturer and distributor of branded and private label jan/san and break room supplies, including cleaning, maintenance and safety supplies.

Industry expertise

  • Automotive/Truck
  • Building Products

  • Chemicals

  • Consumer Products

  • Electrical/Electronics

  • Food/Foodservice

  • Healthcare

  • Industrial

  • IT/Communications Equipment

  • Jan/San

  • Office Supplies

  • Plastics/Packaging


Brad Keyworth
Managing Director
+1 (312) 506-2710

Brad leads Lincoln International’s Distribution Group and is a senior member of the firm’s Business Services Group. Brad has significant experience in sell-side and buy-side transactions, recapitalizations and other strategic advisory mandates across various verticals, including automotive/truck, building products, consumer products, electronics, food and industrial, among others. Further, having worked in Lincoln International’s Chicago and Frankfurt offices, Brad has advised North American and European clients on their mid-market transactions, many of which include cross-border buyers or sellers.

Brad holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Highest Honors and Bronze Tablet distinction.
Bridget Mollner
Vice President
+1 (312) 506-2722

Bridget is a senior member of Lincoln’s Distribution and Healthcare teams. She assists in the execution of M&A transactions and is active in the firm’s marketing and recruiting activities. Bridget has significant middle-market mergers and acquisitions experience. She has executed transactions for various client types, including private equity firms and privately held businesses.

Bridget holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. 



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