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 provides valuation and transaction opinion services to public and private investment funds. He 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

Lincoln’s Latest

In Q3 2020, Lincoln International introduced Lincoln’s Latest video series. Experts from across industries, services and geographies, share perspectives on current trends, recent observations and future outlooks through this video… 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

Webinar | Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group: Q4 2020 Credit

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Lincoln International’s Valuations & Opinions Group recently hosted a webinar discussing the state of the market, COVID-19 impact on private company fundamentals and amendments, and… Read More

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News & Media featuring Brian Garfield

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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