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International Merger & Acquisition Consulting

Over Twenty-Nine Years of Maximizing Client Value

Makino • ESG • Kadon • Stonehouse • Lift-Tech • KDC • DriQuik • dotStaff • Keir Education


The Lockhart Group is a Dayton, Ohio based investment banking boutique specializing in mergers and acquisitions of privately held companies in North America and beyond.  Our focus is on creating value for our sell-side and buy-side clients that goes beyond the numbers.   We welcome the opportunity to discuss your confidential needs in private.  Call us at 937-898-2438.

Omnicare • Sonley Glove • Knowledge Services • Magna • Grumman • Certified Heat Treating


For over 29 years, LGI has helped private companies to achieve the maximum value for their business. The company has provided investment banking services to numerous companies in North America to Asia, from capital raising to merger and acquisition services to consulting on value generation.

Chris Lockhart, President, has been outspoken in his desire to do what is best for clients. The LGI approach has been to dig deeper into the intrinsic and extrinsic values of a business, to focus on the value drivers and key attributes that will create long-term value for both buyers and sellers.  

Chris is the Founder of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and former President.  He has management experience in both small company and Fortune 500 environments and currently sits on the Board of three privately held businesses.  Chris was an early innovator in the Internet revolution, having undertaken the first study back in 1983 on how marketers could leverage interactive networks.  He is experienced in international markets and earned an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.  He also holds two degrees from Michigan State where he competed in three national championship finals for the Spartans.

Armor Metals • Spot Rocket • Jomico • Thai Foods • Evans Industries • Luxottica


Latest LGI Opportunities:

Consumer electronics company with unique patented and branded product that appeals to a desirous demographic group.  Growth opportunities into new channels and with new product lines--needs strong, better capitalized owner.  

Half century old financial education provider known for its content is looking to sell to an owner who can expand distribution and sales of their high quality products.  (SOLD to Leeds Equity 2018)

Heat treating operation coming out of a consolidation of two companies.  Company has invested heavily in equipment and is currently profitable, but just restarting its growth pattern. (SOLD to Calvert Street Partners 2018)

Consulting with a SaaS start-up having a unique back office and payment solution solving the many issues of the general aviation market. (Closed in January 2019 to private buyer) 

A 70-year old line of food ingredients, with strong profitability and long-term supply and customer bases, is for sale.  (SOLD to Naturex) 

Well-respected food ingredients company is selling off a profitable $1.5 million product line serving the bakery market.  (Sold to Chef Master 2019 ) piano piano keyboard investment bank

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Lockhart Group, Inc.

6880 Sovereign Ct. Dayton, OH 45414


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