In 1986 Frank C. Wright whose life was claimed by heart failure in 1992 and Steven J. Kumble formed Lincolnshire Management. Operating as a private equity firm Lincolnshire’s portfolio consists of middle-sized companies from multiple industries. The value of Lincolnshire Management’s equity funds is currently valued at $1.7 billion.
Per Bloomberg.com the Lincolnshire Equity Fund IV is dedicated to investing in American companies. To be included in the Equity Fund IV portfolio a company’s worth must be evaluated at $50 million-$750 million. Further, the company must generate $50 million-$500 million in revenue. Lincolnshire’s average investment ranges from $20 million to $100 million. After acquiring a company Lincolnshire prefers to wait a minimum of three years to a maximum of five years before selling the company.
Compared to every other private equity fund that focuses on the same business segment Lincolnshire Funds II and III are rated in the top 25%. The prior mentioned Lincolnshire Equity Fund IV is currently valued at $835 million. Lincolnshire’s success has earned the firm a top ten performance rating from Private Equity News. Among all private equity firms, Lincolnshire Management has been placed in the top .05% by “CNN Money” and “Fortune Magazine”. See the company’s profile here.
In October of last year, Lincolnshire co-founder Steven J. Kumble’s skills in the field of private equity investing were recognized with the addition of his name to the Continental Who’s Who roster. Continental Who’s Who is a biographer of successful business people and provides inductees with member to member networking and other career-advancing opportunities. During his two decades as chairman of Lincolnshire Management Kumble oversaw $1 billion worth of transactions.
The 2017 sale of the Italian company Fabbri Group is an example of a Lincolnshire Management success story. The producer of shrink wrapping machines and supplies was a joint holding between New York City-based Lincolnshire and Italy based Stella Group and IGI. The price paid for Fabbri Group remains undisclosed. Lincolnshire Management’s Ottavio Serena Di Lapigio reports that Lincolnshire succeeded in introducing Fabbri Group products to new markets while improving production and increasing Fabbri’s profits.
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