John O’Connor is a Managing Director of Lincolnshire and is on the Origination Team. In this role, John sources deals and add-on acquisitions through his extensive relationships with finders and brokers throughout the US and Europe. Prior to joining Lincolnshire in 2011, John was Managing Director at Barclays Bank Ireland, and head of The Bank of Ireland Acquisition Finance business with responsibility for sponsor coverage in the US, UK, Europe, and Australasia. For 13 years John was based in New York and headed the structured finance activities of MeesPierson, a Dutch Merchant Bank and part of the ABN AMRO group, and prior to that was with UBS in London. He has extensive experience in structured and leveraged finance having completed over 30 buyout transactions in industries ranging from transportation, engineering, retailing, financial services and energy. Prior to joining UBS, John worked at Nat West and KPMG.
John holds a BA from University College Dublin and completed an executive education program at the Tuck School of Business. An avid sportsman, John has completed the NYC marathon three times and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro twice. In Ireland, he is a chair of the Dublin Neurological Institute.