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Chris Gregory

Managing Director
New York Valuations & Opinions +1 (212) 277-8110
I enhance my clients’ decision making and governance processes by providing independent and objective financial advice in a highly responsive manner.

Chris is a Managing Director in the New York office of Lincoln International and as a member of the firm’s Valuations & Opinions Group, leads the Fairness and Solvency Opinion Practice. He has over 15 years of experience in advising companies and their boards in the areas of corporate finance, valuation and transaction fairness and solvency. Prior to joining Lincoln International, Chris was a Managing Director in Duff & Phelps’ Transaction Opinions Practice which he joined in 2005.

Chris specializes in providing financial and valuation advice to corporate boards and private equity GPs and the execution of transaction opinions and board advisory valuations.  He has executed over 175 fairness and/or solvency opinions in a variety of public and private company transactions, including take-privates, leveraged buyouts, asset sales, reverse mergers, tender offers, related-party transactions, spin-offs, capital raises, recapitalizations, and ESOP transactions. Chris has extensive experience providing fairness opinions and valuation advice in both GP-led secondary fund recapitalizations and other secondary transactions.

Chris holds a Master of Business Administration (with honors) in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and practiced as an engineer with UOP, Nalco-Exxon, and Citgo Petroleum Corporation. Chris holds the Series 7 and Series 63 certifications. He is also a member of the American Society of Appraisers, the ESOP Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

Perspectives featuring Chris Gregory

Dividend Recap Activity Reaches All-Time High

What drives this activity and what risks do boards face? As the initial economic fallout from COVID-19 dissipated towards the end of 2020, the drought of dividend recaps in 1H20… Read More

Liquidity Solutions Academy Webinar

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, Lincoln International’s Chris Gregory, Managing Director in the firm’s Valuations and Opinions Group and leader of its fairness and solvency opinion practice, joined Kirkland &… Read More

Panel Discussion on Fairness Opinions GP-Led Secondaries

Chris Gregory joins Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia Liquidity Solutions webinar series alongside panelists from Houlihan Lokey and Duff & Phelps. The panel discussed fairness opinions in GP-Led Secondary Fund Recapitalizations (“GP-Leds”)… Read More

Affiliate Party Transaction Fairness Opinions During Down-Round Financing

The economic ripple effects of COVID-19 are already being felt in private equity (PE) portfolios around the world. While some portfolio companies are expected to successfully weather this challenging time… Read More

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Lincoln International Adds Hardeep Singh as Managing Director

Lincoln International is pleased to announce the addition of Hardeep Singh as a Managing Director in the firm’s Valuations & Opinions Group. Hardeep will be based in Lincoln’s San Francisco,… Read More

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