Lincoln International adds Dr. Simon von Witzleben as Managing Director

Lincoln International, a global investment banking advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Dr. Simon von Witzleben has joined as a Managing Director in the firm’s Valuations & Opinions Group in London.

Simon will head Lincoln’s European transaction opinions offering as part of the firm’s Valuations & Opinions Group, providing fairness and solvency opinion advisory services to private equity firms, public and private companies and boards of directors. He brings over a decade of experience in delivering independent advice for many types of situations including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), recapitalizations, carve-outs and GP-led secondary transactions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Simon to the firm and leverage his expertise in executing transaction, fairness and solvency opinions,” Ron Kahn, Managing Director and co-head of Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group, commented. “While our portfolio valuation services in Europe as well as our transaction opinions offering in the U.S. have both grown substantially, adding Simon to the group will enable us to fully integrate and expand our global offerings by being a full-service valuations advisor across geographies, sectors and asset classes. We look forward to offering his expertise as an enhancement of the array of services Lincoln provides.”

In 2023, Lincoln’s global Valuations & Opinions Group completed more than 50 transaction opinions and provided recurring quarterly portfolio valuations for over 5,000 portfolio companies in the private capital markets.

“I am excited to join Lincoln and look forward to working with its team of high-caliber professionals to continue the growth trajectory of the firm’s transaction opinions offering and Valuations & Opinions Group overall,” Simon said. “Drawing upon Lincoln’s extensive relationships across the private capital markets and strong platform will provide a great foundation for delivering opinions that are theoretically sound and highly defensible.”

Prior to joining Lincoln, Simon was Managing Director and Co-Head of EMEA Transaction Opinions at Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) where he spearheaded the practice’s expansion.


  • Augments transaction opinions coverage of European Valuations & Opinions Group


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