Brian Garfield

Managing Director
New York Valuations & Opinions +1 (212) 277-8105
I enjoy sharing insights about market and valuation trends with my clients, while also leading a differentiated and high-touch process.

Brian heads the U.S. portfolio valuations practice within Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group. He provides valuation and transaction opinion services to public and private investment funds. Brian works with private equity institutions, hedge funds, credit opportunity funds, business development companies, pension funds and mutual funds to value illiquid assets for fair value accounting purposes. He specializes in estimating the fair value of a range of financial instruments, including both senior, unitranche and subordinated loans, as well as preferred equity, common equity, option and warrant positions. Brian also has performed independent valuations on behalf of his clients for both financial and tax reporting purposes, including valuations in connection with stock-based compensation, goodwill impairment testing and purchase price allocations.

Brian stays abreast of changing industry dynamics and how those factors impact valuations. He applies in-depth industry expertise and transaction experience to produce accurate and unbiased valuations for his clients. Brian has broad experience across a variety of industries, including healthcare, consumer, manufacturing and technology.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Brian spent more than six years at Duff & Phelps, LLC, where he advised a wide range of alternative asset managers.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and an accredited senior appraiser. Brian is also a member of several valuation professional organizations and currently serves on the advisory board of the Private Equity CFO Association.

Perspectives & Publications featuring Brian Garfield

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Lincoln’s Latest video series features experts from across industries, services and geographies, sharing perspectives on current trends, recent observations and future outlooks.

Private Equity and Private Credit Resiliency is Not an Illusion

Many macroeconomic factors have contributed to recent public market volatility, including inflation, labor shortages, rising interest rates and recent banking system instability. While private market valuations have demonstrated less volatility… Read More

Webinar | Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group: Q1 2021 Private Equity

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, a panel of Lincoln International professionals hosted a webinar discussing the following topics: Private Market Ev Trends Company Performance Trends and 2021 Outlook Market Update… Read More

Webinar | Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group: Q1 2021 Credit

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Lincoln International’s Valuations & Opinions Group hosted a webinar discussing private market EV trends, company performance trends and 2021 outlook, amendments and credit markets, fair… Read More

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News & Media featuring Brian Garfield

Media Digest: Q3 2023 Lincoln Private Market Index

Our Valuations & Opinions Group recently discussed findings from the Q3 2023 Lincoln Private Market Index with several publications. Terminal CFO LevFin Insights PE Professional Pitchbook Axios Blackstone

Refinitiv | Private Credit Valuations Dip Slightly

Originally published by Refinitiv on June 14, 2022 Brian Garfield, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Valuations and Opinions Group, shares key insights on the valuations of private credit investments based on… Read More

CFO Dive | Despite Gains in Hard-Hit Sectors, Be Realistic on Valuations

Originally published by CFO Dive on April 14, 2021. The outlook across sectors is better than expected, but forecasts must be achievable. When the pandemic began, CFOs tended to be… Read More

CFO Dive | Are Normalized Earnings Acceptable? A Deep Dive into EBITDA Adjustments during the Pandemic

This article originally ran on February 26, 2021 on CFO Dive. The challenges created by the pandemic have led CFOs to evaluate whether they should include incremental adjustments to Earnings… Read More

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