Richard Olson

Richard Olson

Managing Director
London Valuations & Opinions +44 20 8126 9361
Communication and critical thinking are paramount to meeting the needs of my clients both today and in their future.

Leveraging two decades of experience in the 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 private equity, private credit, real estate, infrastructure, 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 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 led the group’s European operations. Earlier, he worked at Anschutz Investments focused on private credit and special situations investment across Europe.

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

From Corporate Social Responsibility to PE Impact Funds: Investor Interest in ESG and Sustainability Gains Pace

Institutional investors are increasingly accountable for how they deploy capital. More so than the widespread divestment from fossil fuels over the last decade, some capital allocators today are seeking to… Read More

Webinar | Spring 2021 European Insights: 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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In Q3 2020, Lincoln International introduced Lincoln’s Latest video series.  Experts from across industries, services and geographies, sharing perspectives on current trends, recent observations and future outlooks through this quarterly… Read More

Webinar | Software Financings and the Rise of the Non-Bank Lending Market

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Lincoln International hosted a webinar to discuss the latest trends in software financings. With a shift in the market towards non-bank lenders, software businesses that… Read More

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News & Media featuring Richard Olson

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

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

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