Global mid-market investment bank Lincoln International, based in Chicago, promoted six directors to managing director positions this week.
The new managing directors at Lincoln International's Chicago office are Tony Crisman, Ben Farris, Ross Gordon and Scott Hebbeler.
Takayuki Ishihara has been promoted to managing director in Tokyo, and Damon McLaren has received the promotion in the company's Los Angeles location.
"These promotions underscore our goal – providing clients with unmatched industry expertise, broad global reach and deep knowledge of financial sponsors and private businesses," Lincoln International Chairman Jim Lawson said. "Tony, Ben and Ross are experts in their respective industries, Takayuki has intimate knowledge of the Japan market, and Scott and Damon are dedicated to developing relationships with private business owners and financial sponsors, respectively. We are pleased to recognize these individuals for their leadership and continued dedication to Lincoln's growth and success."
Crisman joined Lincoln International's Chicago office in 2010 as a vice president and has more than 16 years of investment banking advisory experience in the health care sector.
Farris, who joined the company's Chicago office in 2007, specializes in industrial technology companies.
Gordon joined the Chicago office in 2010 as a vice president. His primary focus has been on the medical technology sector.
Hebbeler joined the Chicago office in 2006 and now leads the firm's Private Company Group, supporting private and family-owned companies. He has vast experience handling mergers and acquisitions.
Ishihara joined the Tokyo office in 2012 as a vice president. He has managed numerous strategic assignments including buyouts, mergers and acquisitions.
McLaren joined the Los Angeles office in 2013 as a director. He works closely with industry and product bankers to raise capital and to handle restructuring or valuation services.