Communication and critical thinking are paramount to meeting the needs of my clients both today and in their future.
Leveraging over two decades of experience in the financial services industry, Richard provides valuation and opinion services to clients across sectors and geographies. He has advised alternative asset managers, limited partners and other financial institutions.
During his career, Richard has focused on investments in a wide variety of alternative asset classes, including infrastructure, private equity, private credit, real estate and secondary private equity. He possesses a deep understanding of independent third-party valuations and opinions in support of illiquid alternative asset investments.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Richard spent over a decade as a Managing Member at 88 Capital. Previously he was a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps (now Kroll) where he led the EMEA secondary market advisory team. Richard also served as Managing Director and Head of Research at Origami Capital Partners, where he headed the group’s European operations. Earlier, he worked at Anschutz Investments focused on private credit and special situations investment across Europe, and with Young & Associates, a telecommunications infrastructure specialist.
Richard earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Recent Transactions in Valuations & Opinions
Lincoln International advised Atlantic Street Capital on a single asset continuation vehicle transaction involving Zips Car Wash
Lincoln International advised Waud Capital on a single asset continuation vehicle transaction involving Ivy Rehab Network
Lincoln International advised CCMP Capital on a multi-asset continuation vehicle involving BGIS and Truck Hero
Lincoln International has advised Adit EdTech on its agreement to merge with GRIID
Lincoln International advised B Capital Group on a continuation vehicle transaction
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it rendered a fairness opinion to Luminate Capital in connection with this transaction
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it rendered a fairness opinion in connection with this transaction
Lincoln International advised on the leveraged dividend recapitalization of Cotton Holdings a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners
Perspectives featuring Richard Olson
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Webinar | European Private Market Insights
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Webinar | Software and the Rise of ARR-based Financings
On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Lincoln International hosted experts from the firm’s U.S. and European Capital Advisory, Valuations and M&A Groups for a webinar to discuss the latest trends in… Read More
Business Leaders Adjust Investment Strategy in Light of CO2 Emissions Standards
As governments and company stakeholders continue to increase their focus on reducing emissions, the shift from fossil fuels to green energy is shaking up almost every sector—resulting in energy efficiency… Read More
News & Media featuring Richard Olson
Citywire | Europe’s Private Debt Managers Embrace ESG-Linked Loans
Originally published by Citywire on March 16, 2022. A recent feature in Citywire features Richard Olson, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group, to discuss the ESG market and… Read More
Private Debt Investor | Loan Note: Discipline holds amid deal boom
Originally published by Private Debt Investor on February 24, 2022. Richard Olson, Managing Director at Lincoln’s Valuations and Opinions Group shares that oversupply of capital in private equity and private… Read More
Real Deals | Consumer Business on Verge of Breaching Covenants
Originally published by Real Deals on September 27, 2021, by Simon Thompson. Private consumer businesses in the UK and Europe are close to breaching their lenders’ covenants. That is according to… Read More
Private Debt Investor | Loan Note: Defaults Still Loom in Consumer Sector; CIP Preps Renewables Debt Offering
Originally published by Private Debt Investor on September 23, 2021. Richard Olson, Managing Director at Lincoln’s Valuations and Opinions Group discusses with Private Debt investor on consumer sector performance over… Read More
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