Communication and critical thinking are paramount to meeting the needs of my clients both today and in their future.
Leveraging nearly two decades of experience in the industry, Richard provides valuation and opinion services to clients across sectors and geographies. He has advised business development companies, credit opportunity funds, private equity firms, hedge funds, limited partners and other financial institutions.
During his career, Richard has focused on investments in a wide variety of alternative asset classes, including private equity, private credit, real estate and most recently 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 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 Alpine on a fairness opinion and fund recapitalization related to the sale of their equity interest in Team Services Group
Lincoln International renders an opinion for Guaranteed Rate for its recapitalization of Gateless
Lincoln International renders an opinion for Freeman Spogli for its follow-on investment in Microstar Keg Management
Lincoln International renders an opinion for Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc
Perspectives featuring Richard Olson
Bloomberg | Direct Lending Growth Spurt Brings Calls for More Transparency
Originally published by Bloomberg on June 16, 2021. Richard Olson, Managing Director of the firm’s Valuations & Opinions Group, provides insight around the drive for more visibility on valuations with… Read More
Private Debt Investor | Lone Note: State Support Delays Corporate Bankruptcy; Businesses Creep Closer to Covenant Breach
Originally published by Private Debt Investor on May 11, 2021. Richard Olson, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group, discusses findings from the most recent European private company valuation insights,… Read More
AltAssets | PE-backed European Consumer Companies Close to Breaching Debt Covenants
Originally published by AltAssets on May 7, 2021. Consumer companies’ average EBITDA leverage levels from January to March were at 6.7x, with just 4% headroom available before breaching lenders’ covenants,… Read More
Webinar | European Insights, Spring 2021: Key Takeaways from our Capital Advisory, M&A, and Valuations & Opinions Groups
With one quarter of 2021 under our belts, Lincoln’s capital advisory, M&A and valuation & opinions professionals convened in a recent webinar to discuss current trends and their outlook for… Read More
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