Lincolnshire Management Does Ethical Equity Investing Right

Lincolnshire Management is a privately-owned equity firm founded in 1986. The firm is headquartered in New York and has a regional office in Chicago. Investments cover a range of industries and include more than 85 acquisitions during the past 30 years.

Currently, Lincolnshire manages approximately $1.7 billion of capital in private equity investments. This includes the Lincolnshire Equity Fund IV holdings of $835 million.

The investment management firm boasts a collaborative team effort in finding creative ways to structure investments. The team specializes in transforming out-of-favor businesses into appealing investments. Lincolnshire Management, however, primarily seeks prospects with strong management, a diversified target market, competitive advantages, and opportunity for growth. Industries include niche manufacturing, service providers, and distribution centers.

Lincolnshire proved its powers of transformation with an investment in Holley Performance Products that tripled the firm’s money after five years. The management firm acquired Holley, well-known for its high-performance automotive carburetors, in 2013. Lincolnshire sold Holley to Sentinel Capital Partners in October 2018. See the press release here.

An example of an acquisition is Gruppo Fabbri Vignola. In May 2014, Lincolnshire purchased the Italian company, a manufacturer and seller of machines and films used in food packaging.

In 2014, the firm also purchased Amports Incorporated, a port logistics company in Jacksonville, Florida, that handles automotive parts, from Highstar Capital. However, in April 2018, Lincolnshire turned over 100 percent equity interest in Amports to InstarAGF Asset Management. The financial terms were undisclosed, but Morrison & Foerster represented the buyer in the deal.

Lincolnshire highlights the firm’s commitment to higher returns through sound investments and ethical corporate governance. The investment company seeks to align economic value with positive impact on social and environmental issues. Lincolnshire credits its economic, social, and governance (ESG) policy of clearly-communicated commitment to responsible and conscientious business practices for its success. Lincolnshire Management has went so far as to incorporate the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing into the firm’s criteria.