A persevering Nicholas Assef

August 12, 2016
For many individuals, the diagnosis of a self-proclaimed “horrible” medical condition would knock one down from his or her path in life. But not Australia’s Nicholas Assef. Rather than be dissuaded in his endeavors, this investment banker and businessman continued in his strides, fighting against the condition as best as possible, and succeeding in his industry work while folding new facets into his day-to-day reachout to others. In addition to his well-established career in banking, Assef allowed this condition to become a gift, becoming a motivator to others who also struggle. He also began Nicholas Assef Fine Art Photography, a philanthropic sale of Assef’s professional photography pieces that donates 100% of profits to various charities.

Nicholas Assef as founder of Lincoln Crowne & Company

May 28, 2016
Today, it boasts operations in Sydney, Australia and Hong Kong. The company has affiliates extending to Singapore, India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Boston. Lincoln Crowne & Company (LCC) has grown immensely since it was founded by Nicholas Assaf in Sydney. The business offers clients business solutions that maximize shareholder value. It now operates with core values centered on delivering deals based in expertise, innovative thinking, deep commercial and financial judgment, and clear independent advice.

Assef’s LCC operates under primarily mergers and acquisitions in addition to strategic advice and analytics. This specialist corporate advisory firm provides a consultative approach to building shareholder value through strategy and tactics. Assef prides himself on assembling talented staff for his LCC team -- experienced individuals who can tackle complex and challenging assignments, who can work in small groups and focus harder on the clients. He also employs talented, productive interns for an enriching regular hands-on program with the company. This engagement model has not only proven quite successful at LCC, but has instilled more confidence among clients in Assef and his company. According to Assef, developing thought leaders at LCC is crucially important in addition to serving the clientele.