Richard Olson

Richard Olson

Managing Director
London Valuations & Opinions +44 7773 099 955
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.

Perspectives featuring Richard Olson

Webinar | Valuations & Opinions Group Q1 2024 Private Market Webinar

Thank you for your interest in Lincoln’s Webinar: Valuations & Opinions Group Q1 2024 Private Market Webinar.  All request submissions will be evaluated and a member of our team will… Read More

Webinar | Q4 European Private Market Insights and Q1 Outlook

Thank you for your interest in Lincoln’s Webinar: Q4 European Private Market Insights and Q1 Outlook.  All request submissions will be evaluated and a member of our team will contact… Read More

Webinar | Valuations & Opinions Group Q4 2023 Private Market Webinar

Thank you for your interest in Lincoln’s Webinar: Valuations & Opinions Group Q4 2023 Private Market Webinar.  All request submissions will be evaluated and a member of our team will… Read More

Webinar | Valuations & Opinions Group Q3 2023 Private Market Webinar

Thank you for your interest in Lincoln’s Webinar: Valuations & Opinions Group Q3 2023 Private Market Webinar.  All request submissions will be evaluated and a member of our team will… Read More

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News & Media featuring Richard Olson

Euromoney | How Worried Should We Be About Private Credit?

Originally published by Euromoney on April 23, 2024. The rapid expansion of the private credit market, outside the purview of banking regulators, might pose a fresh systemic risk. As smaller… Read More

Bloomberg | New Private Credit Gauge Shows Returns Beating Leveraged Debt

Originally posted by Bloomberg on March 28, 2024. According to Lincoln’s European Senior Debt Index (ESDI), the private credit industry in Europe has performed better than leveraged loans for the… Read More

Affärsvärlden | European Companies Performing Well

Originally posted by Affärsvärlden on March 14, 2024. European companies are outperforming their U.S. counterparts. Proprietary data provided by Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group revealed that European medium-sized companies are… Read More

Alternative Credit Investor | Covenant Breaches Decline for Third Quarter in a Row

Originally posted by Alternative Credit Investor on February 22, 2024. According to the Lincoln International Valuations & Opinions Group proprietary data, lenders and borrowers are proactively addressing potential defaults and… Read More

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