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 Lincoln International’s Valuations & Opinions Group and leads the Fairness and Solvency Opinion Practice. He has over 18 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.
Lincoln International advised Frazier Lifesciences Acquisition Corporation on merger with NewAmsterdam Pharma Holding
Lincoln International advised Innovative International Acquisition Corp on its merger with Zoomcar
Lincoln International advised Crafty Apes, a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, on its leveraged dividend recapitalization
Lincoln International advised Atlantic Street Capital on a single asset continuation vehicle transaction involving Zips Car Wash
Lincoln International advised LNC Partners in completing a multi-asset continuation vehicle transaction
Lincoln International advised Deutsche Private Equity in completing a multi-asset continuation vehicle transaction involving Eraneos and Valantic
Lincoln International advised Alaris Equity Partners, providing valuation advice on its investment in Sono Bello
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
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 | Liquidity Solutions Academy
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
Webinar | 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
News & Media featuring Chris Gregory
Buyouts | How to Enhance the GP-led Secondaries Transaction Process
Originally published by BuyoutsInsider on November 24, 2021. The GP-led secondaries market is booming and the continuation vehicle structure (GP-led) has unquestionably arrived as a competitive strategic alternative to traditional… Read More
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