The Lincoln Group, Inc. is a business brokerage and middle market intermediary firm located in Northeast Iowa.  We provide complete merger and acquisition services for closely-held companies.  Our primary focus is businesses with transaction values of $5-50 million, located in Iowa and the Upper Midwest.


Founded by Paul Klinge in 1996, The Lincoln Group has developed strategic partnerships with attorneys, accounting firms, transaction tax advisors, lenders, and other business advisors.  Our team approach, professionalism and attention to detail have helped us negotiate successful business transfers for many satisfied clients.


“Paul is quick and thorough in providing the information that we need to make a lending decision.  He is easy to work with and stays on top of things”

– Dane Holmberg,
U.S. Bank – SBA Devsion

Most information we get from brokers is very sketchy.  Thank you for providing information on your clients that is concise and easy to understand.  We really like getting business offerings from you.

– Roy Ostendorf,
Agner Industries

“We enjoyed working with you Paul, and have appreciated your professional approach while still maintaining a little humor, and keeping the whole process personal”

– Floyd & Joan Woodard,
Woodard Company

“Paul was very helpful in finding businesses we could acquire to broaden our product offering and customer base, and move us toward our goals.”

– Russ Hotchkiss,
  Waterloo Fire Extinguisher